© by Bella Lori Gagnon, June 2012, Winnipeg, MB
I am as diverse as the colours in a rainbow. Sometimes I am warm and bright, yellow and hot, the sun. Other times I am orange and gay, bright and bold, a poppy blowing in the morning breeze. Sometimes I am calm and mellow green, rejuvenating. I can be passion red, vibrant, powerful. Other times I am cool, calm, palest blue or intense peacock azure, a tropical ocean reef. Sometimes I am very royal, all purple, violet and indigo. I can be white, pure, cold and driven or I can black, dark, mysterious and magical. I can also be the many shades of grey between black and white. Soft cloud gray, billowing and enveloping, comfortable “sweats” grey, soft fleece against cold skin. Then I can be dark, gloomy grey, piling thunder clouds just waiting to burst with dramatic forks, flashes and claps, driving rain and maybe some hail pelting down. No matter what colour I am on any given day, I will open my arms to embrace my rainbow women.