Colors of the Rainbow.... Friends

  • View author's info Author posted on May 03, 2006 12:44


    Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel: all
    claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most
    useful, the favorite.

    Green said "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life
    and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves - without me, all
    animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I
    am in the majority."

    Blue interrupted: "You only think about the earth, but consider the
    sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn
    up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace
    and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."

    Yellow chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety,
    and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow,
    the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole
    world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."

    Orange started next to blow her trumpet: "I am the color of health
    and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the
    needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of
    carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and pawpaws. I don't hang
    around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset,
    my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of
    you."

    Red could stand it no longer. He shouted out: "I am the ruler of all
    of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of
    bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the
    blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the
    color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the
    poppy."

    Purple rose up to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with
    great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and
    bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and
    wisdom. People do notquestion me - they listen and obey."

    Finally, Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others. "You
    hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I
    represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need
    me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

    And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own
    superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly
    there was a startling flash of bright lightening - thunder rolled
    and boomed.

    Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in
    fear, drawing close to one another for comfort. In the midst of the
    clamor, rain began to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting amongst
    yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that
    you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join
    hands with one another and come to me."

    Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands. The
    rain continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you will
    stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that
    you can all live in peace.

    "The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow." and so, whenever a
    good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us
    remember to appreciate one another.
  • 3Comments

  • View author's info posted on May 08, 2006 18:36


    if the color black had been there he'd busted a cap in y'all's bee-hind.


    Sinseriously,
    Rev. Al Sharpton,
    Rev. Jessee Jackson and
    The Rainbow Coalition
  • View author's info posted on May 08, 2006 11:22


    Excellent post. But around here when I See a rainbow... it means man on man... chick on chick. Well the second aint so bad anyway...

    AJ
  • View author's info posted on May 06, 2006 19:15


    That is a great message. Thank you for the enlightenment.
    Eat well and live happy.
    BikerChef
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