Saturday, April 7, 2012

Photo a day: Colour

With a "u", they spell it. In French, you get two u's: couleur. Is a hue or a value or a shade or a wavelength more refined the more u's it has?
At work we add colors to an Excel table to mean things. Grey is just ok. Bright yellow screams for confirmation. Pink for unclassified variants, a paler shade of Red for Danger: Mutation. It's our way of adding an extra dimension to a flatland spreadsheet.
Red light: stop!
Green zone: safe.
Red cherry: eat.
Green apricot: wait.
Colors mean stuff - you just can't always tell what.
Trayvon: blood as red as yours.


Bagman and Butler said...

I've missed visiting your blog - but very glad I stopped in this morning. A powerful poem.

The Bug said...

Well said - and so true...

P.S. I do my grocery list on a spreadsheet & color coordinate based on what section of the store the item is in. But now that I think about it I'm not sure that the color coding actually HELPS while I'm in the store. Hmmm...