Monday, February 19, 2007

In Living Color

Some days it may seem that you wake in another world, that this other world, has no color. You may feel as if you have called down a winter of cold, cold weather . . . a dark gray sky of a black and white day night, that just won't come together with any color, sunshine, or light. Somehow deep in your psyche you are certain that you are stranded there, and you're just as sure that you deserve to be.

How could you possibly be in a world so foreign and unwelcoming? How could you wake one morning thinking you belong there?

I'm here to say. It just isn't true. You can leave.

All you need to do is take a deep breath, remember someone you love, and act as if you believe.

Act as if you believe the sun is shining, and suddenly you'll feel just a little bit warmer and brighter.

Act as if you believe the clouds are whitening, and you'll feel just that much lighter.

Act as if you believe that you can color the sky any color, and soon you'll start to see bits of white shining, and then pink, orange, and lavender.

Oh. then. Oh.

You won't be acting anymore. You'll be believing in living color.
--me strauss Letting me be

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Thanks for the reminder, Liz. I'm sitting under a grey February sky wearing the most colorful clothing I own, right down to bright red socks, just to change my view of what I think I see. It also helps to change my view of what I think I can do.
Cool!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dawn,
I don't what made me want to write about this when I did. While I was writing the sky was pitch black. Maybe it is the February gray that seeps into our bones. Maybe it's the idea of black and white versus color.

I know I like to paint the sky whenever I can to be the colors that make me joyful. Sometimes I forget, and I need a reminder too. :)

Karin said...

Hi Liz

Google reader seems to be misbehaving, only picked it up now.

Do you believe in JIT?
A litle heart-warming, just what I needed this moment

ME Strauss said...

Hi Karin!
And you for me! Thank you for stopping here. I needed to breathe.

dsnake1 said...

there's so much positive vibes in your writings, Liz, that i have to come soak in the sunshine and colors. :)

(sorry, Liz, had to delete the previous comment, typos.)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dsnake,

I'm so positively delighted that you're hearing the joy in what i'm writing. Good things are happening. We've planned a conference for bloggers and the news just launched on Saturday. That's why I've been "missing in action." :)

bindyinslc said...

Thanks for your words. They gave me comfort.

ME Strauss said...

Hey BindyKay,
You're welcome. They game me comfort to write them. :)

Alissa said...

Hi. This is my first visit to your blog...

I love this post. It was exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you so much for the reminder.

ME Strauss said...

Hi alissa,
I'm glad you found something you could idntify with and be part of on your first visit. That's what this blog is about. :)

Jackal said...

Inspirational. Stunning image.

ME Strauss said...

Thanks, Jackal.