Color My World

posted on 25th of march, 2010

It all started with a box of crayons, but doesn't everything really? Give a person of any age more colors then black and white and all of a sudden they have choices. My poison? The 96 pack of Crayloas. With names like "Tickle me pink" and "Wild blue yonder" my world suddenly opened through those 96 shades. However, being 22 and having one year left in University it wasn't really cool to be sitting in class drawing swoops and lines, mixing and clashing colors. I always, always though, colored within the lines. My little secret was kept safe. On dates I quietly hid my multi-colored masterpieces behind the piano, and when friends came over, I would blame my artistic "abilities" on my youngest cousin. I hid, it, and hid it well, until that summer my world was changed when I decided to travel to Western Africa.
That summer I had no choice but to color outside the lines. No color so grey could match the poverty I came across, but there was also no contrasting shade of Crayola that showed the joy of the people who I passed everyday.
It was also the first summer I had a digital camera. Being young and idealistic I had plans to change the world...
From The Little Pricess's Guide to Backpacking

Comments (2)

Posted by Elianehaykal on March 26, 2010
How fresh, dreamy, & incredibly nice this blog is!
Posted by Anhong on March 25, 2010
A very good article. A beautiful dream. Dream there will be a miracle.

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Hi, thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela from Edmonton and somedays I work as a travel photographer picking up a few odds and ends on the side. I love people and visiting new places and have a long list of things I want to see. If you could drop me a line when you buy my photos and let me know where they are being used, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.

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