A Rally on Colors
by Dotted Green Sparrow
I love weekends because I get to rest longer. But not only that, I love weekends because I won’t have to pass by that boutique with odd motifs and hideous color combinations on the window display. Sometimes I force myself to keep looking left to avoid seeing that awful array of mediocre design talent. Yes sir I did! I criticized and maligned the designer whom I haven’t even met. I am vocal with my disgust whenever I pass by that dress shop. I just can’t figure out why the store manager does not see that Orange just doesn’t go with Purple. “Do they want to make money or not?” my brain goes. Day after day after day, on my way to work, I feel the same repulsion whenever I see the store’s display. I almost want to make placards and just go rally in front of the store and maybe start a revolution. Orange just doesn’t go with Purple. Or so I thought…
And then one afternoon my attention gravitated towards the sky. To my surprise, the sunset was a splendid combination of orange and purple. It was a striking beauty. God painted the sky with colors that I believe should never go together. I believed it so much that it would have been the center of my second religion if I ever decide to have one. I stared at the setting sun and was fascinated with God’s work of art in the sky. While staring in awe it felt as if I sensed God smile and heard him say “Who says orange doesn’t go with purple?” He probably winked at me after saying that. Fine! Orange can go with purple!
Passing by the same dress shop on another day I saw a mannequin dressed with a navy blue tank top and fresh green trousers. I was going to mock it but decided to swallow the words of ridicule that was about to burst out of my talkativeness. I thought of the ocean, I’ve seen it both blue and green at the same time. God is right, blue goes with green. The color of the mighty ocean is perfect every time.
Maybe God designed that I pass by that route and see the shop display everyday so as to be reminded of the beauty of God’s creation. Each of us is God’s design too; therefore, we are beautiful because the God who made us is beautiful.
And the designer in that shop, well, maybe he sees color through God’s eyes. How blessed! Looks like I won’t have to make placards after all.