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March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments


Art by: Melody Germain

We have taken color, dissected it, mutilated it, raped it, weaved it,
treasured it, loved it, walked away from it, brutalized it, lusted
after it and scolded it. Yet we become mystified by its hues,
dramatized by its velvet texture, glorified by its spirituality and
soothed by its ability to comfort. We, a thousand universes
synergistically blended into one, we the world. We the wind, the
tame, the earth mothers, the earth fathers, every living organism
that partakes in the development of the minute, of the vast and
of the glorious…..

Written by: Melvina Germain
Date: 2012



Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light power versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. We may understand its scientific degrees but we humans are a strange lot. We carry it a whole lot further by placing humans in color categories with specific qualities upon them, we as I call it colorate it, I know, I know, there’s no such word, however I will make it one for thus. Arrogant? perhaps, still I believe we do color rate in race groups and we designate what color comes first, second etc. As a teenager in high school, I often listened to the ritual as I was approaching someone. Hey! if your Black, stay back, if your Brown, come around and if your White, come in. Some may read this and remember and laugh and even some may read it and not remember and still laugh. I didn’t laugh however, I felt a different emotion.

My poetic mind carries me far in thought, if our eye did not have light receptors and we could not differentiate between the colors. Perhaps looking at people, they might all look alike, deeming it impossible to differentiate in color. Now, does that scientific difference bring about peace because we no longer know who is who. A Black person and a White person would look the same and the onlookers would feel no pressure to discriminate. O but many would say, it’s a whole lot more than that. I disagree as often we are judged mainly on the color of our skin, getting past that would open the door.

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