Black and White (or not)

Writing Between the Lines

A black and white photo is light and dark, its sharp contrasts easy on the eye.

Perhaps black and white is easier on the mind as well.  No difficult decisions, no wavering, no questioning right from wrong.  But real life is in color, with many subtle hues and shades.  Condemned prisoners who crossed over The Bridge of Sighs in Venice got one last peek at their beloved city.  Did they see their world in terms of black and white, or in color?  Perhaps one’s perception depended upon whether one was looking in or out, whether one was coming or going. It is easy to cast judgements, until you have walked a mile in another person’s shoes, looked into her eyes, heard his story.  The world is not black and white.  It is the color of flesh and blood, with many gray areas.  What is the color of a human tear?

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    1. Hi Jo, Still out here! So good to know that you are too. Am focusing on community service and storytelling and writing, but the blogging is still important to me. Thanks for stopping by to say howdy. How are you and the family?

      1. Good thanks, Naomi. I was lucky to catch your post as I dipped in the Reader. 🙂 🙂 Off to Poland on Sunday. First visit since Dad died and not without a few nerves. Then Nottingham for a catch up with Lisa. Then a week in the Algarve. Busy June! Did you know that we’re selling up and moving to Tavira? Doesn’t seem quite real yet. Take care, hon! I’ll still be around on here.

  1. Somehow you fell out of my reader Naomi but I have the pleasure of re-discovering you – in monochrome

    1. Dear Laura,
      It is so good to hear from you! I have never completely lost touch with my blogging community, but am making an effort to stay more in touch. Since the inauguration, I’ve become very active starting up three new programs in my Neighborhood Action Coalition, to make my home town a safer and more welcoming place for everyone, particularly marginalized groups in our society. They are well established now, and I can ease back into my blogging.
      I hope you are well, and I look forward to stopping by your blog!

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