Black and White: Part 4

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“We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with difference.  We gained control of many things.  But we had to let go of others.”

In Lois Lowry’s “The Giver,” a character makes the transition from a world of black and white to one where he can see color.  It begins with an apple.  Gradually it dawns on the reader that the sea change being described is the ability to see red.

On this frigid, snowy first day of spring,  I feel like I’m travelling in the other direction: ruby berries, a cloudless cerulean sky, cinnamon-dusted ochre branches, and a soft gold feathered mask . . .

All of them are black and white, still steeped in deep winter.

Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

6 thoughts on “Black and White: Part 4”

  1. You did a beautiful job with composition and contrast. I really like the interplay between the feathers and the crisply focused branch and berries. Ω

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