AnElephantCant miss the challenge again
He was not in a good place last week
But he is back once again
To inflict some pain
On Penny and the others who critique
AnElephant’s offering for the weekly Līgo Haībun Challenge, courtesy of the lovely Nightlake.
He lives his life in a perpetual haze.
Although not, sadly, a purple one.
No, it is more a haze of greys, for he is colour blind, able to identify only the brightest, most vibrant colours.
When he meets her, as arranged, in Glasgow’s Kelvinside Museum and Art Gallery, a magnificent building from the late Victorian era, he hopes to view a few sculptures, perhaps an animal or two – he loves the Elephant! – and then go for a stroll along the banks of the River Kelvin in the eponymous park.
She heads straight for the exhibition of Impressionist Artists.
As she regales him with the magic that is Monet, the subtle dapplings of leaves on water, the delicately induced sky, he confesses his disability.
She is, surprisingly, considering how their relationship ends, sympathetic and helpful.
Over the following weeks she educates him, explaining the Colour Wheel, Primary and Secondary colours, and how the addition of black or white changes shade while varying the mix of subordinates alters the tone.
He sees much more on his daily walks, his lifelong enjoyment of trees, birds and flowers enhanced greatly.
But he still exists in a perpetual haze.
life is a rainbow
illuminated by the sunshine