Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Mystery of Dark and Light

If the world is a mystery of dark and light . . .

What does that say about colors?


—me strauss Letting me be

12 comments:

The Hungry Writer said...

Perhaps the colors are within, the world being without.
to me:
colors are abstract. Mystery.
B/W are defined.

Thanks for allowing me to mistake myself as a philosopher?
-Lane

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lane,
Official Welcome to the blog!

That's a take I hadn't thought of when I asked the question. I like how you look at that.

As far as being a philosopher goes, either we all are or we all are not. We all do it regardless of how that decision goes. :)

smiles,
Liz

Mark said...

colors are the grey area, where we all live, between dark and light.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Mark,
Now there's a quote.

"Colors are the grey area." I like that. :) Yes, we are indeed in living color. I agree.
smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

Maybe it's saying we don't pay enough attention to them.

Dark and light are kind of like black and white. We can define them, explain them we understand them.

Maybe with colors it's so much harder to explain, define...after all color could mean red, orange, sea mist, mauve...and they go on and on. How do you capture something that can be so much?

If something as concrete ad dark and light are a mystery then color must be beyond our understanding...

Or maybe it's just beyond what the average human wants to put the effort into understanding...

Then again it could be as the others say...the grey area we live in. :)

ME Strauss said...

Good morning, Jennifer.
I'm always interested in how you look at these things. You come at ideas from so many points of view. That's a writer's way for sure.

You're right if dark and light are a mystery what are colors?

Don't forget colors also come in dark and light. . . . grin :)

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

Don't forget colors also come in dark and light. . . . grin :)

If that is the case then maybe we understand the reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues but have a hard time comprehending the brick reds, mahoganys, apricots, cornflowers, burnt siennas, spring greens, and periwinkles.

Maybe we all need a 64 color box verses the 8 color we seem to live in.

:)

ME Strauss said...

Hey,
From what I can see, there's only a bunch of 65th crayons around here. Nobody I know would fit in that box of 64.

I love these morning conversations. :)

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

:)

So there's hope yet! Personally I rather like NOT fitting in the box. There's so much more outside of it.

Love the conversations too :)

ME Strauss said...

I think we all fit perfectly in the whole world. Let's leave the box for the stuffy old crayons. :)

fineartist said...

If the world is a mystery of dark and light, what does that say about colors?

If we are talking about a gradation of value, or pigment the mystery can be solved through experimentation, because as you pointed out, we are able to darken and lighten colors, by changing them into shades or tints. We can also lessen their intensities by adding their complementary colors to them, in varying degrees.

If we are talking about the mystery of dark and light in reference to the nature of life circumstances and people, dark and light remains a mystery, as does color, due to the infinite possibilities, and differences. Situations and people can be manipulated, transformed, and their intensities lessoned, but not in as predictable a manner as pigment and value.

I love your deep posts……but my head hurts now.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lori,
Everything is a mystery to me, dark, light, and all colors as well. Thought I do tend to jump in at it with some intensity, I'm looking to you all for the answers and you come up with so many different and deep solutions that would never occur to me.

smiles,
Liz