WHITE. The first definition in Webster’s is free from color. This made me smile. Color is bad? White escaped some unknown fate? And according to empower yourself with color , white is color at its most complete and pure . . .
In general, I’m a girl who likes color – lots of it. To me, white rooms are spaces that need paint. White clothes are potential drop clothes for spilled food. White is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed.
Strangely, this absence of color brings back many childhood memories . . . donning white anklets and PF Flyer tennis shoes after a sun drenched day of swimming . . . cruising in my mom’s ginormous white Plymouth Fury with the magnificent tail fins . . . trudging through drifts of white snow with my brother, his boots taped to snowsuit with duct tape . . . filling white sheet rocked walls in our family garage with pencil drawings of dog bones . . . posing – my brother and I pajama clad – with our grinning dad in his rumpled white shirt in a faded Polaroid . . .
So while white IS a color free from color, there’s obviously more there than meets the eye! Thanks to Bella, creator of the 52 Photo Project for giving me this opportunity to see white in a whole new light and celebrate its quiet beauty.