Life is the art of drawing, without an eraser.
I would like to think that at some point in every person’s life, they have wished to be a crayon. Maybe I am the only one who has ever experienced this strange yearning but, hopefully I can regain some pride in saying that, at one time or another, everyone has had a certain fascination for crayons. Whether it was indulging in one as a mid-morning snack or using them to graffiti the house, there has always been a certain appeal to the multi-coloured waxed pencil.
Maybe the excitement came from the variety of colour and the idea that we could choose any colour we wanted to paint our picture. As children, nothing stopped us from drawing what we wanted to draw. But, as we get older we see life as the picture that was handed to us rather than the picture we create. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see our life as a canvas that we paint with the crayons of our choosing?
Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
Today, Day 19 of my 30 Day Challenge to learn Manx, I am going to learn the colours that paint my life:
English: Manx: Irish (- sounds like):
Colours Daaghyn - dhen Dath - dah
Red Jiarg - jurg Dearg - jah-rug
Yellow Bwee - bwee Buí - bwee
Grey Lheeah - leah Liath - leah
White Bane - ben Bán – bawn
Green Geayney - gay-niah Glas - gloss
Black Doo - do Dubh - dove
Blue Gorrym - gar-um Gorm - gur-um
Brown Dhone - doan Donn - done
For the more exotic colours all we have to do is mix the colours together as you would on a palette. However, this only really applies for Manx:
Purple Gorrym-jiarg Corcra - core-cra
Orange Jiarg-bwee Oráiste - ore-awh-shta
Pink Jiarg-bane Bándearg