Daily Prompt: Local Color

Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?

Easy. It would be my 2004 edition of the Red Sox heavy weight jacket. It is what I wear outside most of the winter. I’m somewhat afraid that I would be the opposite of the little girl in the red coat in Schindler’s List, a big old lady in a red jacket in a black and white world. Or perhaps a world with the occasional other person in the loden green wool jacket or blue ski parka. More interesting would be to find out what all the other people decide.

I will be sad that the neoprene case for my MacBook Air will no longer be purple. My cats will all be one color or the other. Choosing clothes just got easier. If I could choose blue and make all the jeans in the world turn that color, it would be cool. But outside the remit of the prompt.

But do we lose the blues? No more Little Boy Blue? And what of the artists, the painters, the movie makers? How good is CGI in black and white? Jackson Pollack’s lovely paintings driven by color, now gone? No trees in leaf, no flowers, no fall colors?

I suspect the rate of depression would go way up, followed quickly by the suicide rate. This is a cruel and heartless prompt.

Shame on you!


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