I’ve always loved flowers of different colours. I’ve always loved crayons of all possible shades. And I’ve always loved to see a rainbow in the sky. I know there are many more colours than just red, blue, green, yellow, black and white. Somehow I’ve never liked grey very much but it’s ok, once in a while, to have a grey T-shirt. I like the colours of life too. And especially when life isn’t grey.


I like life when it is:


Pink: When a baby girl is born in the family.


Blue: When a baby boy is born in the family.


White: When there is peace in the country.


Red: When there are two lovers in the park.


Yellow: When a person gives another a cheerful smile.


Green: When a sapling is planted by the gardener.


Black: When it signifies the peaceful protest band.


Gold: When the sun is high in the sky after a stormy night.


Silver: When the moon smiles at night and I smile when I look at it.


Burgundy: When friends meet after a long time.


Crimson: When a girl becomes a bride.


Ultramarine: When u sleep in the dead of the night with a smile on your face.


Nutria: When you don’t know what to say when your friend is crying.


Sepia: When you look at someone special and go down memory lane.


Mauve: When your grandparents are still smiling.


Flamingo: When you embark on a passionate journey.


Emerald: When you realise that your friendship is as precious as the gem itself.


Nutmeg: When you are with your family on a Sunday afternoon.


Aubergine: When there is darkness and yet you have hope.


Gentian: When you tell a child a fairy tale at night.


Ebony: When your sibling is hurt and you desperately want to put things right for them.


Mahogany: When you feel older than you are and you’re glad about it.


Magenta: When you listen to a favourite old song.


Titian: When you are in the midst of a loved ones wedding.


Amber: When you can pick up with people close to you from where you left.


Subfusc: When you can’t see clearly, when you can’t think right.


Amaranth: When you believe in fairies and in prayers.


Sable: When loved ones die.


To me, life is all these colours and probably more…after all it is what you make it to be. Life isn’t grey always.