Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Black...

So almost five years of blogging and five and a half readers later, I have finally changed the template of this blog. No, it has nothing to do with the new year. Just that one of my readers complained that the black background was making it difficult for him to read FOR LONG HOURS (note the LONG HOURS) and of course, as insecure as I am about losing one of my five and a half readers, I immediately decided to do away with the design I so loved.

Back in the ancient times when I was preparing for GD/PI, my instructors at the coaching institute lied to me that some colleges have abstract GD topics like 'pink pajamas over the red fort' or ‘deep blue is not blue enough” or in some cases, just random colours like 'red’ or 'black'. For a change, these were topics I was comfortable with, because they did not require any knowledge/information/opinion/loudness on my part. But as luck would have it, in all my 13 GDs, topics were related to irrelevant issues like democracy, politics, economics or finance, none of which were of any particular interest to me.

Anyway, coming back to the post, I LOVE BLACK. It fascinates me. And I am not just talking about clothes and shoes, though come to think of it, I DO have an abnormal number of those as well.

But there is something ethereal about the colour: it’s classy and sombre; it’s dark and enigmatic; it’s poignant and spiritual.

Black evokes hope. We talk about the coming of age of the black sheep of the family or the proverbial “black coat” which signifies graduation…

Black stands for strength. It absorbs, it endures, it LISTENS…

Black represents nobility. It is replete with tradition, it is rich in culture, it smacks of sophistication…

AND YOU ALSO HAVE BLACK DOG…

Notwithstanding the Black Fridays, Black still manages to cast a spell over me…

9 comments:

the.orchestra.of.life said...

There was a time when most of the stuff in my closet was black. But after a lot of nagging from friends and family, and declaring I am no fan of gothic culture, I have now slowly moved away from black.. not completely though :)

~ Mohit said...

How I wish I have lots of cloths in black and how I envy those who go to buy black and dont end up buying Blue ... Or as I am told by my lady, the blue eyed buoy of the family (thats me) even has yellows and reds in shades of blue ... Blue Streak ... But having said that Black is something that I really find very super cool but strangely not on women ... And dont ask me why ... Lest you are ok with a half grinned 'I told u I dunno' as an answer ... :-)

Nefertiti said...

@the.orchestra.of.life
that's called growing up... so don't want to do that.

@mohit
Blue is cool too, but BLACK is BLACK. and how can you say it doesn't look good on women!!! that's appalling!

~ Mohit said...

Ya ... I know ... Sad, I dont find it good on women ... :-/ thats weird me ... But black and yellow anyday ...

survivingbrain said...

here goes the reader count again !!

ok. black is a fine colour. But not all looks good in black.
like, will you be painting your walls black?


(now that you are so obsessed with black, are you looking for a black guy??):P:P

Neil said...

How in the blue blazes does black evoke hope? The colour white evokes hope from a dark (read black) situation. Your logic is like saying death is about life and marriage is about freedom. Ergo, your logic is fundamentally flawed.

Makk said...

thanks

Nefertiti said...

@sb
black walls? may be, someday...

black guy: been there done that, and not being racist or anything here.

@neil
go read the post again. the examples are already there. and of course, there are millions of ways you can paint black as negative, all of which were ignored because I wanted to highlight the positive aspects of the colour. stop being an engineer and get some PERSPECTIVE! It all DEPENDS; nothing is black or white...

Neil said...

x gazillion times