I wrote a blog about colors recently. The emotion of colors.
But images certainly evoke an emotional response too.
This image for instance. Is it the fact that it’s a realistic picture in strange colors and texture or is it as many people mentioned, (it makes me smile) another comment is (Its happy)
I’m no psychologist but I sure know what makes me feel happy, and which colors make me uncomfortable and melancholy, and at my age, I’m out for all the color I can get in my life.
However, I wanted to share this image.
This is my screen saver and I took this photo (maybe Keith did) just a month or so ago in Kenya.
I look deeply into it and it means so much. Of course it evokes wonderful memories of our trip, but other than that, the combination of colors is soothing. My screen is hi definition and when I look at this image I’m transported back to Kenya.
This animal is a Topi, he lives on the open Savanna and actually looks like he’s wearing jeans, his legs and rump are denim blue. As you can see the Savanna is quite bare with low bushes and lots of ant hills which become lookout posts for the Topi. We saw dozens of these guys standing guard over their families. They seem to be placed every fifty feet or so. It’s really comical, I know the meerkats to the same, and this is a darn big animal.
However, seeing the image each day I’m reminded that many of us do stand up there on ant hills, like the Topi. We are there for everyone to see and make comment. Sometimes friendly, sometimes the comments are not so nice. XXXX
If we think about it. We got up there on our own, often in spite of the comments and its because we believe in doing the thing we were destined to do. Thank you Topi, you keep standing up there and guarding your flock and being there for all to see and comment any way they wish… He’s the one on the ant hill, standing proud.