Colors

January 20th

“Blue Church” in Bielsk Podlaski

This is not a painting or a drawing. This s a photo I took of a sidewall with windows of the Orthodox Church in a nearby town. I was surprised myself how well it turn out. It does look like a painting, but here only walls and sills and frames are painted. The whole church is wooden and quite old — build in the XVIII century, most of the woodwork is original but with proper care and new coats of paint it looks very nice indeed.

There is something about this particular combination of colors — different shapes of blue and green and red that really works very well together. Come to think about it — I am not sure if saying that those colors are blue is correct — they could be navy blue, sky blue, indigo, cobalt, azure, sapphire, or teal. Quite a lot of names for the same color. And that is not an obvious combination of colors — red with green and blue is rather uncommon, but it works. And I’ve noticed that I am trying not only to find and capture those unusual but colorfully pretty hues combinations but also I start to use them and incorporate them into my daily wear. For many years I didn’t particularly care about what colors I would wear — as long it was black or dark blue or dark green. Basically, it had to be dark. Then for many years, I would only wear different shades of grey — I wanted to blend in into my surroundings and not to be noticed in any way.

Not anymore. I feel good and comfortable being colorful myself — for work I wear dress shirts and V-necks mostly in different shades of red and white and light blue and green and yellow. All professional but noticeable as well. Outside of work I see that I wear more and more greens and yellows and beige and orange and purple and light brown and light blue as well. Strange but it all came to me quite naturally. I don’t feel like I need or want to hide myself behind any camouflage and I quite enjoy all the pretty colors. I feel good enjoying and indulging myself. And I feel good about feeling good about it as well. I like being happy — and that is a huge discovery for me.

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“for they knew what sort of noise it was; they recognize, by now, the footsteps of the Furies”. Enjoying life on the road to recovery. Observing and writing.

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