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In church on Sundays the prayers ask us to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. Things come and go, but I am often feeling blessed for experiencing colors.
There are those who are born without it and there are diseases that will take it way. Apparently the latter fall into depression as their world enters a place of grays.
We grow up thinking everything witnesses the world as we see it. But that is far from the truth. There are blind cave critters. Birds and insects stretch out a visual spectrum wider than ours. But in the world of mammals it is rare to see as much color as we do. Some distant relative of a primate had a mutation and ran with it. We are blessed to see this world, even if at times they see horrific things.
I created the above piece to celebrate my neighbors surviving a fire and returning to be our neighbors. Five family homes, connected by the walls of a row house and the trauma of a fire, became a place for me to create a rainbow. Thinking about colors reminded me of this piece. For it is a single piece whether it spread among five families or placed on etsy to raise money for the firefighters that caught my eye.