Our Filters Our Truths

I’ve been called black and white.

Often times, that is not meant as a compliment.

But I find black and white to be very clear.

And beautiful.

There is

Silence in black and white.

Caves and Shadows


Black and White Tree





Faith, even.

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History or Mystery.



Water In Black and White

I don’t mind being black and white.

I can see shades of grey.

I can see color.

But often the truths speak most clearly in black and white.

Is it right or Β is it wrong.

Should I or should I not.

When I start to add colors to some truths,

The truths become unclear.

I’m not always black and white.

But it often serves me well.

35 thoughts on “Our Filters Our Truths

    • Some days things become too much of an overload and it just seems to make things more clear when I step back ask myself the truths of the matter. Whether it’s in regards to what I want to do vs. what I should do. Etc…. Happy Sunday Paulette. πŸ™‚


  1. I enjoyed this post, knowing how you ‘stand’ along with their being room for grey, too! I also am more or less, one who makes a black or white decision. I had others remind me in my post about a coworker, where I felt she was ‘wrong’ in leaving a scene, even despite an emergency… help me change my perspective to ‘grey.’ I liked this post a lot, Colleen!


    • Thank you Robin. I like what you do, it feels similar to ‘me’. When I write I am sometimes writing to see where I am, where others are, and what directions we are all taking. I like the variety. And have had my perspective changed from writing where I was coming from, and reading comments that took me in other directions. πŸ™‚


  2. Yep, yep! In a similar vein, I see B&W evidencing clarity, grounding, conviction, and allowing others to know (and hopefully appreciate) from where I am coming. B&W is not necessarily seeing or being in absolutes. It can be a starting point from which we can (to your lovely words) see in color, grow, and impact. Wonderful perspective, Colleen.


  3. You can still see the gray, but things can be more clear, true. Above all…the deer! Beautiful images shared. Love the trees, water, and above all the deer. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you Niaaeryn. The deer was a surprise gift from nature when I didn’t get what I wanted initially and ended up having to walk a different direction. πŸ™‚ And I did not get upset. Yay me. πŸ™‚


  4. Wonderful photos! I used to only see black and white to the exclusion of any other way but my own. Yes, it is either right or wrong…but I took it way to far. I like the description of seeing things with clarity. I have enjoyed life a little better when I decided to let in the gray.


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