Discernably Me!

Things that get stuck in my head.

I joined SpiralFrog.com about a year ago so that I could find new music that I liked without having to endure either FM radio or standing around in a music store trying to get time on the public headphones. Since joining, I have found some Latin artists like Paulina Rubio and Clarika whose voices and lyrics I really like while originally searching for Paco Pena and Marc Antoine. They have a feature on the site for “Similar Artists” which translates to ‘if you like this artist, you may like this artist also’. Often, they are not really ‘similar’ at all. I found Katie Melua in April and downloaded two of her albums. One of her songs, Spider’s Web, has been running through my mind incessantly for about a week now. It’s such a good song, I don’t seem to mind. The refrain is,

Because the line between,
Wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread,
From a spider’s web.
The piano keys
are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours
in your mind.

It’s thought provoking. We are born with a sense of right and wrong. As we mature, we come to understand that there are many shades of gray between right and wrong and that it’s not always easy to see which side of the line we are on. If we broke the shades of gray open into a spectrum of references colors maybe it would be easier. Green for a monetary reference, yellow for a selfish perspective, magenta for an ideological bias. Could we devise a scale for RGB or would we need CMYK or would we have to use the entire RYB model to split the gray in our decisions. There is probably already associated psychological texts and tests to help with it. What color is my decision to post this without looking for them?

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