I wanted color but they gave me black

colourful shirts hanging on a rack
Made in Canva

It’s getting darker outside earlier and earlier. But what kind of color are clothes? Black of course. It doesn’t make any sense. When it’s dark outside, your clothes should have color. A lot of people wear dark clothes because that’s what the clothing stores are full of. In a country like Finland, our clothes should be in color this time of year. I tried to find a jacket for Autumn but all I did find was black ones. I wanted color but they gave me black. There was one in yellow but that’s not my color. I had to settle for a black one that I found online. Clothes don’t need to be bright colors but at least something besides black. I like wearing black like most people but I also want to wear something with color. Finns are probably too shy to wear colorful clothes so they dress like everyone else. Especially men. How about wearing blue for a change or any of those decent colors. And I don’t mean that blue you find in jeans. Maybe they should get that dress sense first. Some of the Finnish men seem to never have looked at fashion in their whole life. You don’t have to follow fashion but looking in the mirror once in a while shouldn’t be so hard.

Color makes life less dull. It lifts peoples spirit. There is a lot of color in the trees and fallen leaves on the ground. So there is color above and below. Today I went on a short bike trip and I should have taken my camera with me. I didn’t think I would need it but it was so beautiful so it was a shame I didn’t take it with me. I should go and take photos of nature’s color before all the leaves fall off the trees. We had nice and warm weather and it will continue a few days so it’s much nicer to photograph. There’s always tomorrow. When all the leaves have fallen and the leaves rotten it gets dull again. You should take the opportunity while the beauty lasts because the next day all the colors could be gone. It’s all gonna be black and grey after that because people don’t dress in color when they should. It’s not really nature that makes things look dull in the winter. It’s the people who are afraid to look different from the rest. Or maybe it’s the fashion designers?

Color is not only in clothes and nature, but it can also be in a personality. It doesn’t have to be someone who does wild things. Like doing drugs or party hard. A colorful person can be someone who you never have a dull moment with. They have an opinion they’re not afraid to say out loud. Madonna is a person like that. She’s never been afraid to be different. She has proven many times that a woman can be whatever she wants to. There are many females who have succeeded in a man’s world. Actually, the whole world is colorful. If everyone would look the same and be the same, the world would be dull. Everyone needs color. If you don’t see color with your own eyes, at least have color in your mind. You just have to find it yourself.

After summer comes fall

coloured leaves
Photo by me

After a hot summer in Finland, it finally Fall. Or Autumn. Whatever you prefer. Most people complain about how dark it gets. Of course, it does. We live in Finland. Grey and cold that’s what fall is here. If you don’t like living here, then move to a country where there isn’t like this. If you can’t then you should live with the weather we have. There are things in fall that is good but negativity is so easy to feel. The trees get colour. The leaves fall to the ground and make a crunchy sound when you walk on them. I like walking through fallen leaves because of the sound it makes. Then it isn’t too light outside. Wrapping yourself in a blanket and read a book or watch your favourite movie. Light up some candles and listen to the radio. Or maybe listen to your favourite music. Even if rains outside, you can still go out. That’s why umbrellas are made for. Wrap up warm and take a walk in the rain. Really refreshing. When you get back inside, make something hot to drink. There is always something positive you can find in the fall if you only use your imagination.

What I like most about Autumn is the cosiness you feel. I like putting layers of clothes and go outside. If you have enough warm clothes on you don’t feel cold. Some people can suffer from the darkness but for me, it’s the opposite. I actually don’t mind it. Maybe I have natural light in my mind or something. It really depends on how you see things. If you see things gloomy then that’s all you see. I like when it gets colder because then you don’t need to have the window open for too long. Especially if your neighbours are smokers and you don’t have to suffer from the smell. Fall is also great when ice hockey season begins. Winter is also close which is another season I adore. That’s another story entirely.