For anyone excepting Wisdom v2, sorry about that. I made a last-minute adjustment so I could align with Terri’s Monthly Color Challenge. If you don’t know Terri, I invite you to stop by but tell her I send you.
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I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
Clouds are heavy today – gloomy to some. The wind is stronger than normal, and a bit brisker – but conditions are acceptable for walking. Looking around, the topic for this day seems obvious.
I think of two colors that are one in the same – gray and grey – one for the Americans, the other for the British, but others can decide the one they prefer.
Gray – a noun, adjective, verb, personal name, or words such as gray, grays, graying, grayed, grayer, and grayest.
Gray – the color between black and white. The ratio of black to white determines the shade of gray.
Gray – a common descriptor of the weather, as in cloudy, overcast, gloomy, and dreary. To some, gray is one of the colors of winter. My typical winter in Ohio has its share of gray, which is one reason for my winter escape as a snowbird.
Gray – the color of a foggy morning – those low clouds that envelop us, limit our visibility, and can also stay the entire day along this coast.
Gray – a monochromatic color – the many shades of gray we see in black and white photographs and pre-color televisions.
Gray – the color of many rocks, downtown buildings, the moon, battleships, slate, charcoal, and concrete. There is even gray clay, but not all clay is gray.
Gray – the color of seals, porpoises, dolphins, many fish, elephants, foxes, squirrels, and numerous birds are a few of many gray animals.
Gray – the color of many metals – steel, platinum, lead, tin, and others.
Gray – as in hoary – the grayish tone of a covering of frost or whitish hair – even gray-haired or a gray beard.
Gray – is related to the elderly – those growing old and mature – commonly with gray hair – yet gray power is related to their influence, and the gray dollar is for their purchasing power.
Gray – the color of certain parts of the human brain – as in gray matter – the brain’s processing areas and centers for thought and intelligence.
Gray – the color we associate with a person’s face – as in pale, tired, aged, ill, ashen, pasty, colorless, bloodless, waxen – and even white.
Gray – seeming the color without interest or character – the faceless, characterless, colorless, nondescript, insipid, flat, bland, dry, and stale.
Gray – associated with hair from worry and stress. I think of comparing pictures of presidents when they first enter the office and when they leave. Similarly, parents mention their gray hair caused by kids.
Gray – in US history, a member of the Confederate army in the US Civil War.
Gray – the area between two extreme positions – or that undefined area that doesn’t conform to rules.
Gray – a prominent color today in decorating and home renovation programs featuring combinations of gray walls, cabinets, flooring, and furniture.
Gray – the color of night – a time when everything seems to be a shade of gray. Do you remember these words: Cold-hearted orb that rules the night, Taking colors from our sight, Red is gray and yellow white, But we decide which is right, And which is an illusion? (“The Lament”, Graham Edge, Moody Blues, the conclusion of Nights in White Satin)
I think of fifty shades of gray with the man in the gray flannel suit named Dorian Gray riding into town on an old gray mare who ain’t what she used to be. However, the old gray mare symbolizes something aged, obsolete, or outdated. But wait, Tom Dooley wasn’t the Gray Ghost.
Gray – the color of many shells I see on the beach – shells displaying many shades of gray ranging from light to dark.
Gray – a color that many see as dull – but it is a color that seems to be full of thoughts for this day. The day may be gloomy and overcast, but it is a good day to walk. After all, I like walking on the beach because it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have posted about Gray
- Days of #Grays and #White (Terri’s Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge)
- Into the Gray (flash fiction)
- And the Sky is Gray (a 100-word short story by an occasional visitor here)
- Mostly White and Gray for Sunday Stills (a photo collection)
- Into the Gray (a short essay)
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