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Holiday colors

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Therories abound regarding colors and their symbolism. The colors of the holiday season can be put into two of those categories. The additive primary color scheme that includes red, grean, and blue and the psychological shceme which includes red and green as two opposing colors out of six. White is a part of the psychological scheme as well and is opposed to black. Which makes one wonder why red and green would be opposed, possibly because they are so complementary? The third category are the subtractive primary colors red, blue, and yellow. All these theoretical schemes are based on perceived color within the human brain from information gathered with the rods and cones of the eye. All of which makes it pretty dry work determining the symbolism of colors, specifically for the colors associated with this holiday season. So to blazes with that. The red, green, and white commonly associated with winter celebrations all over the globe symbolize different things to each person who recognizes the holiday. It’s only fair for people to let these different things be public or private, whatever one wishes, and to make no judgements about anyone’s choices or preferences. In any case ’tis the season to take more pleasure in giving rather than taking, to give peace a chance rather than support conflict, to spread and feel joy rather than sorrow. I wish those three things for all and sundry, may you enjoy this time. Do you have some wishes too?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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