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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

stripped of color

As I peeked through my blinds, early this morning, I felt like I had awoken to a world of black and white,



and I wondered what it would be like to live in a world that had been laid bare of color.



Where would we find the joy? Because no matter how much I love beautiful black and white photos, 



I would feel a profound sense of sadness if the world was reduced to only black and white. 



What kind of world would it be where our only choices are so limited that there are not even shades of gray?

Sometimes I feel like we are living in that world. A world where there are no areas between the black and the white, a world where there is no compromise, a world that has had even its shades of gray removed. 

But, I take heart as I close the blinds. The sun will come up. The color will appear. I choose to believe in the inherent goodness of the world. 



 

16 comments:

  1. Great photos, Laura!! Black and white has so much impact.

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  2. Laura, You just may have hit upon something....maybe that is why people get depressed in winter....because things are black/white....no bright colors to awaken them. That's it girl..I am getting my watercolors out and painting this whole winter season. I'll let you know if it helps me...because I do feel more sad in winter. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Laura, I love this …. YOU know I do !!! Very true too….and I agree with SUSIE above that is prob why some people get depressed in the winter. I am so glad that GOD used his paint brush …. I always love your beautiful thoughtful posts my friend. xooxoxoxxoxo have an awesome week

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  4. Amen! I agree with your post. I also love your B&W photos, but I also love color. God is so good!

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  5. I think that's why I love sunshine so much. It takes the grey out of the outside world!

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  6. Love the mailboxes, and all of your B & W's the absence of color certainly does impact on what we see.

    Jen

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  7. gosh you all got snow early
    we are suppose to get a little dusting in central Missouri close to the weekend
    I like black & white however love my silver and blue & pink colors
    your pictures reminds me of when I was a kid I only remember black & whites

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  8. I love this post Laura, I'm huge fan of black and white photos. However, I couldn't imagine living in world with no color. That is why I have to have color in my decorating. Color brings our home alive. We may use soft tones but we need color.

    Cynthia

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  9. Amen, I believe as you do, Laura. I love color around me-xo Diana

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  10. I do love bright colors and warmth, but there is something so meaningful about images in B&W. It gives a new meaning to simplicity and purity. I love all that God offers in his blessings. Beautiful photography!!

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  11. I do love B&W photography, but it does also make one think of the hopelessness and despair that many are feeling right now. But God is still in control, and He alone is the Light that floods our world with hope and joy and love and beauty and color - even when things seem grim.

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  12. I love back and white photography. But I think your post made me realize why when I see only blach, grey and white rooms, I don't feel like living in them: they lack life somehow.

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  13. Well done, Laura. When I was very young everything was black and white. Slowly the edges blurred and perhaps that’s when the rainbows crept in.

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  14. Aaaaah! Today was grey and gloomy here too. We need a little snow to brighten things up.

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  15. Lovely black and white photos! And spring will be here before we blink an eye. The days may be long, but the years are short!

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