Sunday, December 2, 2012
Finding color is an elusive hunt, as autumn fades to grey and the white of winter approaches.
Cold bleeds color from leaves and grass, depositing a faint blush of red on exposed faces and hands, reminding us that warmth and vibrancy is still there, under the surface and flowing, but moving toward a state of dormancy.
Ice and snow.
The constant reminder that this is vacation time for many and a holiday season for the sun.
Mingled with the fade into grey will be the inevitable creation of color to trim the holidays — a festive reintroduction of the missing hues of spring, summer and fall — bright Christmas lights, red and green mixed with bows, ribbons and wrapping paper.
The promise remains that grey, as beautiful as it often is in its own right, is just a temporary thing.
It too will fade.