Life’s Big Wheel of Color

Life’s Big Wheel of Color grabbed my by the collar Friday and shook me, or at least it tried to.

Things are happening, change is in motion and that big wheel of color flashed blue, black, red, green, orange and a handful of others that women have names for and men can’t identify.

Maybe that is because we focus on the simple and clear–that is red, blue, green and not magenta, turquoise or princess plumb. Heck if I wrote the marketing materials for a paint manufacturer I could come up with a bunch of titles, but that is not what this is about.

That big wheel of color flashed because signs and symbols were being pushed at me and the unmistakable feeling that I am supposed to pay attention to…now.

I have a rough relationship with signs and symbols and the idea that the universe is pushing me a certain way.  There are explanations that make sense to me and the concept of free will as it applies here is something I am well aware of.

There are moments where I don’t believe in any thing other than what I know and others where I shrug my shoulders and accept that I can’t explain it all.

But I do know that I am grounded and that though storms may follow where I walk I was built to go through them and come out the other side. When I don’t spend all of my energy fighting and just go with it things work out.

That big wheel of color is spinning again.


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  1. Sisters from Another Mister January 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    naming colors … i think i would like to name colors for crayola or OPI
    it would be like a color wheel in my head all day long – that has to be bright and heartwarming right?

  2. jana January 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My color is spinning, too, Jack. Bright, vivid, CHANGING color! Ride along. It’ll be good!

  3. Gina January 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hang on tight if it starts spinning too fast! You should read the crazy color names at nail salons. Actually, you’d get a big kick out of them. Lincoln Park After Dark, Susie Skis the Pyrenees, Not Just A Waitress (which is a red), etc.

  4. Kenya G. Johnson January 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I think all the color in your life is a good thing. I guess you’ll need the wheel to slow down in order to find one color/thing to focus on.

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