Monochrome

The modest sky flashed up the same old sombre sun engaged in hiding its dominance across my windowsill. Similar day, another time. When my tanned flesh and bones deluded themselves to retire from the soft cosy bed, it was already afternoon. The banana leaves outside were rejoicing at my awakening. The spare leaves formed two saggy ears and it almost looked like an innocent goat. I pulled myself out amid the comfort of my balcony. It’s just me, my huge black-framed spectacles and Murakami.

Identical day, another companion.

What if we were living in a black-and-white fictitious world?  A coming-of-age marvel! A world of grey and outworn imaginations! What if everyone is handed a pair of grey sunglasses branded as ‘grey glasses for bright-hearted people’? I’ve always wanted to breathe a puff of antiquated air and live in monochromatic extravagance. Crestfallen suits and charming black roses. All the floating colours are tiring my daily vocations. So many choices. Too many shades. Withdrawn hearts.

Blurry fires and dark hazes. Long cigarettes and luscious courtesies.

Eyes mark the shape of the city’, Murakami teased, scanning my thoughts with his twisted sense of humour. Another day knocked down my shady existence. The world better gets ready in tawdry disguise for an old-fashioned lady in black. Or white, possibly. History revisits its intricate route, struggling to arouse grey curiosity into human alleys.

White seduces me with its cryptic claws. Black tears me down like a grieving widow with no further vision.

There’s an in-between heaven. No way back.

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, what a fascinating piece of writing! Where did you get your inspiration from for this – I’d love to know more!

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  2. how lovely is this! the choice and play of words is dramatic!

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  3. Thanks a lot! I guess I’ve always wanted to live in a black-and-white setup. Maybe it’s because of my love for old movies.

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  4. sammy says:

    this is awesome! you should write a book, seriously! it attracks me to keep on reading

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  5. Thanks! That’s really nice of you.

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  6. Loving piece of writing. I wish I was actually able to creative write but english is not my first language so it’s quite hard. Beautiful post!

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  7. English is not that difficult to learn. Perspectives matter. Language is just a medium. By the way, thanks!

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  8. scrapbookadventures365 says:

    What a powerful piece! Lovely.

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  9. I love this! What a beautiful piece of writing, you are such a talented writer and really help to open my eyes to new ideas!

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  10. Val says:

    This was so beautifully written! You are such a great writer! Looking forward to reading more

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  11. HartWanders says:

    i’m a romance novelist (in the philippines only) but i think i would never get to write something as beautiful as this. what a great piece!

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  12. Wow this is such an interesting piece. I love how you write. I can’t wait for your next post! 🙂

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  13. Joan Cajic says:

    Such a great read, and very captivating keep up the good work.

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  14. Elizabeth says:

    A lovely piece of writing this, vastly different than anything I’ve ever read before. Truth be told, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on, but it sounds artistic!

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  15. vballangel5 says:

    You have a great writing style. I’m not sure I’d want to live in a gray world

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  16. vballangel5 says:

    You have a great writing style. I’m not sure I’d want to live in a gray world

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  17. Amber says:

    You always have a way with words. This is spectacular. I need a colorful world!

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  19. louise2812 says:

    I love your style of writing, I felt like it really drew me in……

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  20. Agusława G says:

    Write more, please!

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  21. Heather says:

    What intense writing. How long have you been doing this? You are very talented.

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  22. Thank you. Not too long. It’s been nearly a year.

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  23. Miss Mental says:

    lovely writing! you should definitely do something with your talent

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  24. Wow love the way you write and explain yourself. Keep this up and I can’t wait to read the next one!

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  25. Kiwi says:

    I hope you get your writing published! You have such intricate writing!

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  26. Kriz Eliz says:

    Amazing piece. You have a talent for writing u should nurture it

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  27. Gloria says:

    If it were even remotely possible, I would ask you if you are the long lost love child of Edgar Allen Poe and Wednesday Adams due to this specific line “What if everyone is handed a pair of grey sunglasses branded as ‘grey glasses for bright-hearted people’?” Love it!

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  28. Oh! You made me blush. Possible, isn’t? It’s time I start searching my roots. On a serious note, thanks a lot!

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  29. This is a beautiful piece of writing. I really enjoyed reading the twist and pull of it.

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  30. I love the way you write. L-O-V-E!

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  31. I just don’t know how you do it. I sit down to write and nothing comes to mind. You’ve not only written an entire blog post, but you’ve done it in a way that makes us all want to know what inspired you for this and how can we (me) become inspired in the same way?

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  32. Sam says:

    Great post! You are such a great writer! Enjoyed reading this

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  33. Beautifully written!

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  34. In relation to this, i love watching black and white movies coz they are more interesting, and the story lines are more genuine. My favorites are the movies of Audrey Hepburn.

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  35. I honestly don’t know. Thoughts just come to me in a strange way. When I sit to write, they kind of form themselves. And thanks a lot!

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  36. Sulav Sapkota says:

    I am impressed with your writing skills. Keep on going. God Bless.

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  37. JD Obedoza says:

    Amazing. You should consider writing a book.

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  38. ‘Eyes mark the shape of the city’…Wow, what an amazing read! I am looking forward to read more 🙂

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  39. ninalehan21 says:

    I love your style of writing. Full of emotions. Keep up the good work.

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  40. Ramesh Kumar says:

    Really appreciate your choice of words and the style of writing.Keep it up.

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  41. saurav20 says:

    Nice

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  42. That’s Haruki Murakami.

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  43. this is really beautifully written. i can feel the emotion through the words and the vocabulary is just amazing. going to read more of your pieces.

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  44. Me too. I’m a big admirer of her work.

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