The colour yellow…

“Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic, never mind that it was obvious that eating paint couldn’t possible have any direct correlation to one’s happiness. If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possibly work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, then you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs. There is a greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better. Everyone has their yellow paint.”

We all live with different shades of colour within us; bright and cheery when the day is going well, and grey and black when the heart is feeling heavy. Life is like a kaleidoscope which keeps us in a perpetual search for mornings when we look outside the window, hoping for a colourful rainbow to make us smile!

3 thoughts on “The colour yellow…”

  1. From the medical standpoint the condition known as ‘Pica’ is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as ice, hair, paper, paint; metal, stones, soil, glass, faeces or chalk. Criteria for these actions to be considered pica include they must persist for more than one month.

    Pica is most commonly seen in pregnant women, small children, and those with developmental disabilities such as autism. It is now well established that Vincent Van Gough suffered from pica in his later years.

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    1. You are right…but having said so, he was an unhappy man… and this may just be a way of describing that unhappiness . After all, we are all characterised by colours…

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