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Take back your world with color.

Color in furniture, clothing, walls, fences, art, textiles, hair, make-up, and light make a difference in our world. Joe v. The Volcano with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks showed how sick people look with bad lighting. Make-up in malls and stores is sold with the same kind of bad lighting. Going into a store and searching for a color is impossible in places for products but not in Thrift Stores. Home made items are also common in thrift stores. Can commerce learn from the colors in a Thrift store? There are reasons thrift stores are thriving. One reason is colors are more varied than anywhere new things are sold. In the book Authors of the Impossible, 3 men become writers so they can choose their script instead of letting the dictates of others choose their script. Bring in a flower to match the paint at the store, and do simple things to bring color into the life surrounding each of us.

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    • Mar 23 2013: My father turned 86 this past week so I was out of town and spending time with him. He was at a church with all men for a fish fry and I was uncomfortable spending 3 hours with them with their topics. I spent 3 hours in a cemetery at dusk and night fall instead on the same block. This was an old cemetery with few living relatives who put flowers on graves from the church next door. As much art as the cemetery contained, there was little relief from the grey of the cemetery stones and the stains from what may be acid rain. It brought this conversation to life for me. Many cemeteries have bronze instead of stone, and many plants planted, and perhaps trees with color changes with the seasons. A cemetery is for the dead. The colors are for the living, including the grey of the masonry. George-Pierre Serat used circles of color often to make a larger scheme of patterns. Now I shall read what people have written!

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