A precious gift

Local Color Daily prompt: Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you are given the option to have just one object to keep its original hue. Which object and which color would that be.

Really! Hmm.‘A world without color’.O’my. That is too much! Afina stops reading and walks to the bathroom to wash her eyes again.’May be my reading glass is not working properly and time to check with the eye doctor again’, Afina murmurs and then comes back to her laptop and reads the daily prompt again. Wow ! She looks again with a mix of bewilderment and shock.She  walks up lazily to her back yard and gazes at the beautiful celebration of colors on the maple trees, the Hickory, the Dogwood and the  spectacular display of color on the sky. Color is so vital, it facilitate and fulfill  very basic needs, symbolize abstract concepts, thoughts, express fantasy, enhance self-image and memory,brings success.

Afina comes inside to her study room and sits on the chair, then lowers her head gently on the desk, and tries to think, visualize the world. Suddenly she raises her head with a big smile. Blue is the color of the clear sky, the deep-sea, located between violet and green.  She tries to remember how the first stable blue color came from Lapis Lazuli a semiprecious stone  in Afghanistan about 6,000 years ago. Even Afina likes how  this color is used in different religion as Vishnu the super god of Hinduism is often portrayed as being blue, in  Catholicism blue became the  traditional color of robes of virgin Mary, in Islamic world, blue tiles traditionally decorate the facades of Mosques.

Afina looks up and around the wall of her living room. Her husband has decorated with few beautiful paintings of Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises, Starry night and Claude Monet’s Cobalt Blue. She remembers that each time she walks in the trail she loves looking at the kingfisher,the blue jays  and sometimes the blue butterfly. Afina leans back on the chair and looks at the ceiling and tries to see the Blue color in her own personality. She is always honest, trustworthy, prefers peace and tranquility, calmness and order in her surrounding .Afina is a little shy but loves to fight for others, to help others, to make every body happy just like the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt who used blue to protect from the evil. Afina wants to paint the whole world with Blue, so that she can distribute love and bring calmness and stabilization to all the crisis. Afina is confident,  that Blue is the perfect color.

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