Monochrome

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Life for me is either black or white. Nothing in between. Some people love and respect me for this, while most of them despise me for the same. And yet I continue to be the way I am, because that is who I am. Most people believe that it is necessary to embrace the grey in between, but I do not agree with that. Grey is an uncertain area and I'm not really comfortable with it. For me it is always a yes or a no. Maybe can swing both ways and I do not like that. Although I love the concept of uncertainty when I'm penning stories or poetry, it has no room in my real life. Liars, hypocrites and sycophants all fall in the grey area and that is another reason why I loathe it. I'm strong enough to handle a broken relationship or broken trust, but not the fake ones. They trouble me and make me doubt myself. And I do not like that one bit.

I moved back to my old monochrome template. Although this has nothing to do with whatever I said above. Almost every blog that I visited recently had the same template that I had previously used. Every blog suddenly looked my blog and that is a dangerous thing. Also, I knew that no matter what template I change to, I shall always come back to this one. I like simple things and simplicity. Complicated jazz is not for me. This blogger template is fuss free and oh so easy to customize. I'm done with trying to find a suitable background and a suitable header. I tried to incorporate yellow or teal somewhere, but that was jarring. Green reminds me of excel sheets and orange and I still don't get along well enough. So I decided to leave it the way it is. Black and white with tiny elements of red and blue. They say that a blog is a reflection of its owner. Well, let me live up to it.

This doesn't mean that I hate colors. I love colors and everything colorful. But they are reserved for a few things only. Earlier even my clothes were only in black or white. But as situations in life changed, so did my wardrobe. I embrace colors easily now and they are very much a part of me. But black and white shall always remain my favorites. It has a certain beauty to it. Black is powerful and strong. No nonsense and it blends into everything. White is pure and sincere in every form. It deserves to stand out on its own as anything else will malign its true identity. It is difficult to work with white, but if you get it right then nothing is more prettier.

Both these colors reside in me in the equal amount and make me the person I am today. They give me the strength to be transparent in my words. No hidden agenda or motives. But not all of us have to be like this. I know a few people who are like this and I love them for that. The others choose to hide something but I still like them for what they are. Their hidden thoughts are none of my business anyway. I don't like to prod too much into an other's life. Live and let live is my mantra. If you can't do that, then please walk out of my life. Else, I shall throw you out. And I shall do this upfront and not behind your back. Oflate I have met so many people who change their colors at the drop of a hat. So much that soon they will be farting rainbows. Maybe it comes easily to some people. Changing colors I mean.

I have been taught to be honest and upright. It is not mandatory that I have to follow everything that I was taught as part of my convent education, but some things have become a part of me. I do not chant "Jesus" with every word, but I know what is right and what is wrong. And yes, there is nothing in between here as well.

26 comments:

  1. Mwah! You rock. I agree with you my dear. No room for hypocrisy. No room for sycophants. Stay true and stay the course. Be you! Always!

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  2. I actually love grey. The colour, as well as the idea. But black's the king. White and me, don't quite get along.

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  3. Soumya, irrespective of the template you use, the content is so much worth to be read. Being you and honesty stands out in your words here.That makes me read your every single post :)

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  4. Very thought-provoking post! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. You're right that the previous template of yours seemed to be there on every second blog. I love this simple look. It has a no-nonsense feel to it. :)

    Personally though, I do like colours on my blog :)

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    1. I do love colors on my blog too. Trying to work out on as few elements here and there.

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  6. Hypocrites, liars, and the manipulators! You forgot those. They don't ask directly for what they want. Instead, they try to manipulate you into doing it! Like you, I automatically tend to move away from all of these people. Or at least limit my interaction with them if they can't be cut off completely.
    Your current layout is optimized for the widescreen laptop display. The sidebar is getting cut-off on desktop. Have to use horizontal scroll. Same with the menu bar on top. See if you can reduce the total width and the post section width. It would make it easier on the eyes for desktop users.

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    1. I do the same too.

      I have adjusted the lengths, is it better now? Also, your blog fits into half my laptop screen and the rest remains plain white. I guess they have separate layouts for laptop and desktop then.

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  7. I am glad you went back to monochrome! This looks lovely!

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  8. I didn't like your previous template. Like you said, every blog these days has the same.
    Love this one - simplicity at its best!

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    1. I liked the subtle look of it. But I started hating it after every blog had the same template. It was too much to take.

      Thank you love!

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  9. Simple works for me too. There are some areas of my life where I am a black and white person too, unflinching and unwilling to see anything in between. But certain issues, emotions and relationships have layers. I allow my patience to take over and see the areas in between. Are you a Scorpio by any chance?

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    1. I do visit those areas once in a while, but not by choice :)

      I'm a Leo, Rachna. Hence the blog name :)

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  10. I like this template. But i liked the previous one too..Hell yeah, I like what you write anyway...So, doesn't matter to me ;)

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    1. Hahaha, thank you so much Anita! :)

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  11. I so agree with you! It is either black or white, a yes or a no... for me too. No in-between. And this creates some conflicts, but for me grey areas make me uncomfortable too! It's simple and honest that suits me!

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  12. I have always liked that about you - being black or white. I thought you were experimenting again when you switched back to this template. But I am glad, because I always associate this look with LOL.

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    1. I am glad too. No matter what I experiment with, I shall always come back to the basics :)

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