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.

Quaint in a modern world


old white gloves
©Mia Salminen

I think I’m both quaint and modern. Quaint in a way that I appreciate men who open doors to women. People who say thank you. Manners that some seem to have forgotten. Even saying hello is too difficult for some. They think they only need to say that to people they know. Then the way people dress. Ripped jeans, pants down to their ankles and so on. It doesn’t look good on anyone. You can’t buy style. I don’t understand why they think they look good by looking like that. Especially men who wear their pants to their behinds. I saw this guy in the store who looked like that and I tried to hold my laughter. It looked so ridiculous. I don’t know why some women like that kind of look on a guy. Men should dress nicely and not look like an idiot. You can look stylish without having to pay a lot of money to buy clothes. I wish I could have lived in the 1950’s where men had a dress sense. Luckily there are men who can actually dress nice. Some men should take a look at male celebrities clothing and learn. I don’t follow fashion very closely but I know what looks good.

When it comes to technology I don’t think having the newest things is very important. My mobile is 10 years old and it still works. I don’t even like these new smartphones. Besides, the batteries don’t last very long on them. I don’t have to charge the phone for at least a week. It’s because of the internet people’s mobile needs to be charged every day. Every time I use the tablet, it needs to be charged. Then the touching the screen irritates me. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t like posting on Instagram. It would be much easier if you could post from the computer. Actually, doing things on the computer is much faster. If you write on a mobile, you might click on the wrong letter and then you have to write it again. Not forgetting autocorrect. It’s just too much work. I only get agitated when I use a touchscreen. Between a computer and a smartphone, the computer wins every time.

There is nothing wrong with being quaint. In the modern world, people expect others to play their game. I can follow trends but it doesn’t mean I have to be like everyone else. People can have their new technologies and be the victim of advertisers. I refuse to be one of them. So many people are addicted to their smartphones and it seems their lives are empty without them. I’m glad I can get away from it. I don’t have the urge to take photos of people or places I’m in and post everything on social media. I don’t even have many photos on Facebook like a lot of people I follow there. I prefer posting my photos taken with a real camera on my blogs. There are things people don’t need to know. I find it a bit annoying when people post everything they do online. There should be something private. Where is all the mystery? If I want to write about something private, I keep it to myself.

I don’t want to be in that game
Don’t want to follow the leader
No way

-Misfit by Amy Studt

This song is so me. You should listen to it. Being misfit is never quaint, it should be honoured. Anyone who’s not afraid to be different has my full respect.