A World Without Color

 

 

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Imagine if one day you woke up and everything was black in white. The sky would lose its blue, the trees would lose its green, and the sun would just become a depressing blog of grey. Life as you knew it would crumple into a blur of grey emotionless pictures, taken by your dull, grey brain.

Color has played an important part of our lives ever since the first animal gained the ability to see. From warning reds to soothing blues, colors can help us form an emotion. When you see a red stop light or sign, you become alerted and know to stop or else there could be dangerous consequences. Or if you see a painted picture of the blue ocean waves, you feel calm and feel more relaxed about your surroundings. In Lois Lowery’s The Giver, Lois introduces the thought of living your whole life, from birth to “release”, in complete black and white. The whole atmosphere changes from just that one detail. From being a nice book about dystopian worlds, the book transforms into a serious look at what life would be like in a controlled community, where everyone grows up the same and nothing important happens.

I mean, it’s not like I’m bashing the thought of total colorblindness or socialism, but I just think that there is a lot you are missing. Hey, maybe you could care less for the happiness of color and just want a controlled and equal world, like in The Giver, but my main point in this post is that I think that color IS very important to the people of our modern society and that it would be very detrimental to the community if we were to have a total color purge, so to speak.

How To: Sleep.

Help me! I think I have insomnia!

Ok, so lately I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping this past week. I’ll just lay in bed thinking about crazy, stupid scenarios that will never happen or just stay on my phone as the seconds, minuets, hours eventually pass me by until it’s 1:00 am and I am trying to force myself to sleep. I close my eyes and think, “Blank! Nothing! Go to sleep, you numbskull!” And eventually, I will drift off to the sandman’s dream land and dream of something even crazier than my crazy night adventures.

I think this has to do with my laziness, though, because I usually leave all of my homework to the late hours of 8:00 pm and don’t end till 10:00 pm, so I guess my mind is just still running with all the information, just singing and dancing away in my head until I pretty much resort to laying there thinking about my life after college and what I’m gonna do with my career and how I’m going to make a living and… But then it gets all hazy and deep.

Though, I also feel as if this post is just another byproduct of my restless mind at night, and when I wake up in the morning, I feel like I might regret this… Now before I end up getting to deep, I should probably veer off into another subject. Who knows, maybe you guys like this kind of post, where I just list my thoughts into paper without caring to check my run-on sentences. But, maybe this is new and confusing to whomever is reading and they/you plainly don’t like this new form of writing that I have suddenly adopted without warning.

But wait, weren’t we talking about my sleeping problem?