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

Growth.

Black and White Tree

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Life.

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Serenity.

Faith, even.

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History or Mystery.

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Impact.

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™‚

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  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!

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    • 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™‚

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  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.

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  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™‚

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    • 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™‚

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  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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