Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Colorful Tirade

I have a pet peeve. Well, truth be told I have several. But one of my pet peeves is the fact that the world teaches that there are seven colors in the rainbow. There are six people SIX!

Our Primary Colors are one, two, three...


Yellow and


OK. We all agree that there are three primary colors. That is not an argued statement. Take those three colors and add them in mixture with each other:

Red + Yellow = Orange

Red + Blue = Purple

Yellow + Blue = Green

Those are called Secondary Colors. How many were there? Orange, Purple, Green.... THREE! (I feel like I'm on a segment of Sesame Street).

OK Kids- Three Primary Colors + Three Secondary Colors =????

SIX! Six Colors Ah! Ah! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! (whoa, I was channeling the Count. Weird)

So the colors of the rainbow? RED. ORANGE. YELLOW. GREEN. BLUE. PURPLE.

Where the hell (that's right, Dad, I said hell) does Indigo play a part in any of this? It's ridiculous!

Another colorful topic that has my feathers ruffled is the fact that a very good friend of mine is being given a hard time for being a person of colors (that's right, colorS) She is very tattooed and so freaking what? She is the most honest, sincere person I know. It's an absolute honor to be considered her friend.

She's been substituting at a nearby school district and although the kids have no problem with her as a sub, the parents do. They don't want someone different teaching their children. It makes me absolutely sick with anger. I thought that kind of stuff only happened in really bad Hallmark movies.  I want to shake everyone one of those parents till they get it through their stupid, bigoted skulls that just because she chooses to express herself through ink does not make her less of a teacher- or even a person. She is beautiful and amazing and one of the smartest people I know.

Expand your horizons, people. Awaken to the fact that it's our differences that make us interesting. If everyone thought the same, looked the same and acted the same what a bland, grey world we would live in. Get your head outta your... wherever it is you have it stuck- and be more accepting of others. Be it religious difference, philosophical difference or whatever- we are all God's children.

Can I get a Hallelujah!?


Amy said...

I'm embarassed to admit that my basic math skills are so basic that I got confused reading the first have of this post and had to re-read. Or it could be that I literally just rolled out of bed andm still suffering from brain fog. But, "hallelujah."

Cindy Lou said...


Heather said...


By the way , I must have had some smart teachers, because I was taught ROYGBV. That's SIX colors. :) Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet.

That's too bad about your friend. Oh, that sounds so insincere, but I hope you know I'm sincere. It sucks that people can be so judgemental.

Anonymous said...

Awwww! I HEART you too!