They Aren’t You

I don’t care what you say… I love this color!

It’s always good to get inspiration.  I’m all for that.  Actually, I’ve just been to the International Builders’ Show for this very reason.  But I’m going to take a few moments here to encourage individualism and creativity.

As builders, we regularly get asked what the infamous “they” are up to.  Are “they” using wallpaper?  What colors are “they” using?  If “they” are putting down wooden floors, then perhaps we’d better join the crowd.  We always encourage people to follow their own dreams.  Paint it pink if that’s what you like.  Wallpaper to your heart’s content if it strikes your fancy.

I got started this morning when I saw a critic’s remarks on how women had dressed for a gala evening.   One gorgeous golden gown was given the thumbs down because this woman’s peers had all chosen brighter colors, yet some were praised for wearing black.  But the clincher!  A woman in a fabulous blue dress with the caption, “Doesn’t she know long sleeves are for women over sixty?”

How about this?  The woman outshone them all for her intelligence in choosing not to freeze to death, and wearing a color she loved.

You are you.  Don’t let the invisible “they” dictate your life.

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6 Responses to “They Aren’t You”

  1. Nico says:

    I don’t care what “they say!” I’m delighted you posted this rant a second time this week! I like that color as well!

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks, Nico!

  3. micah says:

    Sometimes you might even have to paint that pink room 3 or 4. Times* to get it right! Don’t give up!

  4. Johnny "Jet" Trubey says:

    White walls are blank- like the minds of thier owners.

  5. Sandy says:

    But if people want white walls… hats off to them!!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Thank you, thank you for expressing my feelings so nicely. A friend of mine (and she did say this in a positive manner) told me my house looks like Easter eggs (kitchen yellow, lr green, music room cool morning blue). I know every decorator will say the house colors need to flow, coordinate, whatever… I like a little color.:) And if it makes me smile and feel comfortable then I’m thinking those decorators aren’t going to live in my house! And actually they’ll never see it since I can’t afford to hire one! And it is always interesting to live long enough to see colors/methods, etc. come around again.:)

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