Monotone

There may not always be subjects or the sheer hypocrisy of a form. But there’s always convulsion in monotone. Even the most explicit sky comes with the tail of a knocked-up rainbow. The stack of clouds rules out the humdrum sky over the horizon, turning themselves into another white streak of monotone in the end. The river, the people devoid of life and the mud. The constant frame of variable means. But the radiance venting out through the same picture differs from eye to eye, body to body and mole to mole. Which of the bodies can take in monotone and make it immortal in the most articulate sense? Can you make an incomplete boat ride whole simply by waving to a total stranger? Can you be red among blacks and whites?

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  1. I would prefer to make a boat ride whole by jumping into the water for a quick swim. I would still wave at a stranger (which I always do), but why not make the experience complete with a quick dip.

    I’m waving at you. 🙂

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  2. shannonsdays1 says:

    Wow! What beautiful words!

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  3. Here, waving at a stranger doesn’t exactly mean waving at a stranger. It could be anything. Like you said, a quick swim.

    And I’m waving back.

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  4. London Mumma says:

    What a lovely little story.

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  5. Even a monotone sky can be beautiful, awe inspiring. It’s one reason why people are so fascinated with weather. From the sky rain and snow come. From the dark clouds comes lightening and even tornadoes. It may be monotone, but it certainly is never boring.

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  6. Vikrant Nimbalkar says:

    Quite deep & thoughtful i love it. Most of all “Can you be red among blacks and whites?” This one.

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  7. Becca Wilson says:

    This is so very inspiring on how to be different amongst everyone. I totally needed this!

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  8. Sara Welch says:

    People enjoy herding. It can be hard to remember we are not everyone else.

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  9. Here, our tradition is that angels sometimes disguise themselves as strangers.

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  10. Joan Cajic says:

    I am actually fascinated with weather mostly cloudy skies and rainy weather don’t know why but it makes me happy as much as it can be freezing.

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  11. Nothing is exactly monotone. Even gray has shades in it. And I am comforted by knowing that no matter how similar, nothing is exactly the same.

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  12. Such a beautiful piece of work! I believe that nothing is monotone.

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  13. Cara Cozy says:

    This is such a lovely work you’ve posted 🙂

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  14. Stephanie says:

    Very insightful piece! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I believe in finding beauty in the routine and what seem to be not important or monotone … I loved your writing

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  16. kumamonjeng says:

    If we use my heart to see things I think monotone sky can be pretty too. For some season I don’t need fancy color to make me happy.

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  17. That’s precisely so.

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  18. This is interesting. You should elaborate more.

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  19. Renee says:

    Great reminder to be compassionate or open to others.

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  20. Debby says:

    Your words are a true gift and talent. and this photo is actually awe-inspiring and beautiful.

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  21. Nothing is really monotone, and nothing is completely in color, so yes we can be red between black and white. I’m red.

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  22. Couldn’t agree more.

    Like

  23. Terri Ramsey Beavers says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever thought about things quite this way. This is beautifully written.

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  24. Jona Shares says:

    Such a good read. Thanks for sharing something like this. For sure many would love this and be inspired as well.

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  25. Such beautiful words 💕💕💕

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