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Color Me Rainbow

Posted on May 25, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in colors · middle-age · rainbow

Photo courtesy of cohdra via morguefile.com






15 Responses to "Color Me Rainbow"

  1. Comment by jabblog
    May 25, 2011 at 5:23 am  

    Rainbow coloured is much more attractive than mercurial moods . . .

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 25, 2011 at 5:53 am  

    Hi Jabblog – I've always been one to put a positive spin on things. LOL

  3. Comment by KatieO
    May 25, 2011 at 6:09 am  

    Like this imagery, as opposed to just saying "i'm moody!" Very cool.

  4. Comment by Sarah
    May 25, 2011 at 6:47 am  

    Beautiful post. I always think in words and rarely in images, but as a writer, describing things–and including color–is so essential.

  5. Comment by Sioux
    May 25, 2011 at 6:51 am  

    Yeah, let the colors create a "rainbow flood" just as the hot flashes create a flood of sweat. Yeah, being middle-aged is loads of fun!

  6. Comment by Susan
    May 25, 2011 at 8:15 am  

    That was a very nice post with good photo, Lisa. Nice analogy. Susan

  7. Comment by Bookie
    May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am  

    Enjoyed this first thing this morning! Caught some of me here. It is wonderful to see the wonderful people who are coming to help Joplin, but the sadness is also so thick some people are catching the trauma like a virus!

  8. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    May 25, 2011 at 10:06 am  

    I'm glad you can mourn with those that mourn and rejoice when rejoicing is called for. My diagnosis is emotional soundness.

  9. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    May 25, 2011 at 11:08 am  

    I agree with Laraine.I also like "rainbow" because that's what we all are, or should be. The world can be a scary-awful place these days, with one disaster after another, but we can and should still find joy in the people we love. β€” KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    May 25, 2011 at 11:17 am  

    Oh, Lisa, Happy Anniversary!!! Wow, 31 years. That is wonderful. <3Sometimes it gets to the point where our filters have to come off, I think, because there is just so much going on. Glad that you are enjoying the time with your family, and that you are so very blessed.I've been all over the board emotionally too because of the storms, but didn't think of it in colors … what a wonderful way you have described that for us. In trying to reach out and help, I have also tried hard to take care of myself; enjoying the birds, my book, and going to bed early.Hope that you have a safe and wonderful day, my friend. and that your friends and family will too.God bless,Kathy

  11. Comment by Tammy
    May 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm  

    Beautiful way to look at it. I will remember this when I'm feeling olive drab.

  12. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    May 26, 2011 at 8:39 am  

    Lisa,I love this post. Let your colors flow.

  13. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    May 26, 2011 at 8:46 am  

    I love giving yourself permission to feel what you feel when you feel it! Sometimes it's that simple, and that has a beauty all its own. I've always been grateful to feel the bad things as well as the good – as strange as that may sound. It makes me empathize more with others.Oh! and Happy Anniversary!!

  14. Comment by Lynn
    May 26, 2011 at 10:35 am  

    Happy Anniversary! Love this post – I like the way you said it all, my colors change all the time and well, that's life. I'm coloring brighter colors these days! Yippeee! Thanks for your friendship, xxxo

  15. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 26, 2011 at 11:29 am  

    Katie – Thanks! "Moody" is so negative a word, isn't it?Sarah – Thanks for your comment. :)Sioux – Yeah…fun, well, not so much when it comes to that stuff. *sigh*Susan – Thanks!Claudia – I can only imagine how overwhelmed everyone must be. Something like this takes a serious toll.Laraine – Thanks, doc! πŸ™‚ I like your diagnosis.Kay – You're so right. I don't know what I'd do without my family and friends.Kathy – Thank you. And you bring up a good point. We do need to take care of our own emotional and physical health if we're to effectively help others.Tammy – Here's hoping you pull an abundance of sunny colors from the box!Linda – Thank you!Deb – True! I still remember what my social studies teacher wrote in my high school yearbook: "May your life be filled with joy, tinged with enough sadness so you may appreciate the difference." That was a looong time ago, but it stuck with me.Lynn – Yay! I'm thrilled your colors are bright, and just as thrilled to be your friend. πŸ™‚


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