The Power of Colour

‘Colour is a power which directly influences the soul’

Wassily Kandinsky

I wonder sometimes why I love being surrounded with colour so much, and frequently the answer that comes most often straight to mind is ‘Because your internal life is so grey’. I choose to colour my world in bright and strong and vibrant hues, almost proving a point to myself that yes, I can do colour, while inside I regularly feel nothing more than shrouded in a subdued, moody monochrome.

Depression does not provide a sunny-day-colour internal landscape, nor even allow for a veiled silvery sheen like muted moonlight in a clear night sky. Instead it smears my soul with thick, sticky mud, soaks my very fabric with foul, clouded misery until the sheer weight drags me down and I feel chilled to the bone, infused with a deadly damp that refuses to warm my sad, aching heart.

But I refuse to be beaten. And so I keep trying hard to bring colour to my life on the outside, in the hope that some of it may seep inward slightly, brightening the edges my dark dull mood…

One Liner Wednesday & JusJoJan 22

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Refuse

Escapist Colouring Club

Pride and Prejudice: Scene Synopsis

I was watching the old BBC TV adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ the other day – my favourite version with Colin Firth as Mr Darcy (and the added swim at the lake at Pemberly, just for thrills).

Anyway, just as it reached the scene where Lizzie Bennett hotly refuses Mr Darcy’s tactless proposal of marriage, my husband walked in…

‘Cool’, he said, ‘Is this the bit where Lizzie tears Darcy a new one?’

Well, I guess that’s one way of describing their conversation! 🙂

One Liner Wednesday, JuJoJan 8