Friday, June 15, 2012

What I Wore :: A Possibly Outdated Color Story

shirt :: old navy
skirt :: thrifted
shoes :: thrifted
glasses :: coastal

Remember a couple years ago when this was the trendiest color combo the world had ever known? I painted the kids' wall blue like this and Bea had that red bed frame. It was glorious. I don't regret anything. In fact, James and I have seriously discussed doing blue walls and red furniture in our home. Like in the main rooms. 

People say blue to mean sad, but I think it is the happiest, cheerful-est color. It makes me think of clear skies and the ocean. Not that I've ever seen a pretty blue ocean, but figuratively, sort of. 

The walls in our new house are ALL (except the wood panelled kitchen) a nondescript neutral. The annoying thing is that the neutral comes out a different shade in every picture. Even when the camera hasn't moved. Wow, how does it do that? And why won't it stop?

I am definitely not implying supernatural activity, but I had the opportunity to spend a few hours in this house by myself for the first time the other day. I had the feeling someone was back in the bedrooms and I was sure I heard a child's footsteps. I wasn't creeped out though, because for one thing it was the middle of the day and for another I don't believe in that stuff. 

Do you? Did you have an experience that changed your mind or what?



13 comments:

  1. Who cares what is trendy? If you like something tick with it, no matter what is currently 'in fashion'. I for once like that colour combo indeed!
    I have never had a supernatural experience, only premonition dreams, but I don't think that counts.

    Sara xx

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    1. Totally agree, I don't care one bit if it is off trend. I LOVE these colors together and I will always wear them :)

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  2. Uh, this entry took a weird left turn at the end. As an avowed ghost hunter I have only had feelings and a few auditory encounters. There is a prevailing theory going around that most "ghost" experiences can be traced back to a certain ultra-sonic frequency that can occur under the right conditions that creates visual and auditory hallucinations in those sensitive to it. The meaning we assign these hallucinations usually comes completely from us. I, personally, would like to believe there is an energy inside us that can be imprinted on a certain place and echo through time but I have not yet found that to be true. Also, red and blue are good.

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    1. I thought about that when I heard the footsteps. I am always listening for them (as a mama to keep track of my kids) so maybe I imagine footsteps even when they aren't really there. I'd like to think, though, that in broad daylight, in completely normal situations my mind doesn't have impromptu hallucinations, that my mind does not circumvent reality and waltz off to a never-land of supernatural assumptions.

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    2. People with large imaginations are more prone to that waltz, I should think.

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  3. I agree.. Blue means happy for me. I vote for blue walls! I noticed photographing in my room is either white, grey or has a yellow tint. When I had aqua walls... it was so bright!

    I grew up around supernatural activity. It felt amazing when someone with me heard a person say something. We thought it was each other but nope. I hate when something happens and the other says you're strange until they experience it too.

    The most unusual thing to happen to me was while I was crocheting, a penny dropped on me out of nowhere. That's something I can't explain.

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    1. That penny seems like it could be symbolic... Do you remember if it landed heads or tails?

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  4. You should totally try to get to an ocean at some point. There is nothing more fun than being able to say that you were in the Pacific, or the Atlantic, or in the Gulf of Mexico. I've been in the English Channel and it was SO awesome (granted it was freezing beyond belief, but my classmates and I survived).

    If you do paint some of your walls blue with some red furniture, could you post some pictures? I love seeing what people do with their homes since I'm in the process of dreaming about my home with my soon-to-be-hubby.

    I believe that there is something out there that we can't fully understand. It's another sort of plane, like there is the living and the dead. I'm not religious or anything, but there has to be something else out there. How can we be the only level on this Earth, or in this universe?

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    1. I have been to the ocean, many times. But always the dark gray South Carolina coast. James has seen the waters of Costa Rica and Mexico and tells of clear blue expanses and being able to see your hands under the water. But I don't believe those places exist.

      I will post pictures of my home as we decorate!

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  5. I still LOVE blue and red together! I have 2 turquoise & 1 light blue room in my house- it's my fave and makes me happy too :)

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  7. I did experience something unexplainable, sudden, and scary, since it happened at 3am. But I was living in a house with 7 other people, and I was the least disturbed by it. I think because I'm a huge scaredy cat and I believe in ghosts and spirits and spooks and demons and all that jazz, so when we encountered one in our house, I was like "aw shit, there's a ghost in our house" while everyone else was like "SHIT GHOSTS ARE REAL THIS IS REALLY HAPPENNING MT WHOLE WORLD HAS JUST BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN!" Whereas for a horror-fan like myself, I had always suspected it was only a matter of time before I encountered something (it happens in the movies all the time!)

    I think I put the kettle on and insisted we all had a sit down and a cup of tea.

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  8. I've had some experiences, mostly when someone I loved passed away. When my uncle passed away, our dog started barking at his time of death. She did it again when my father passed away and I knew before my mother came home to tell us. The night my grandmother passed away, I had a dream that I was talking to her on an old telephone and she was telling me she was ok. As for ghosts hanging around, I haven't met any. Yet.

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