Color of LifeThe Internet today had a story about a woman who can see ten million colors, with her bare eyes. Imagine that, ten million colors.

When you think about it, we all see things so differently. I think of all the diverse personalities you can stuff into a party, a funeral parlor, a board meeting, or a dining room, and the way they will all have a different take on what’s really going on around them.

Imagine a gathering of people who all want to build a village. Imagine that they work separately, allowing each person to add their distinct flair. Would the village get built? Would the village come together? Or imagine that they work together, pulling their various visions into one, shared collaboration.

I think of little kids at the beach, building castles in the sand. I think of the way each castle will be completely different, based on the child’s vast imagination.

I think of strict housing plans, the way each house looks exactly the same as the last. Cookie cutter. Or are they? Does each of us see the houses in a different way? Because we don’t all look at the world around us with simple, rose-colored glasses. Each of us sees and interprets based on our own experience, and in trying times, we add emotional needs into that great mix, further painting the color scheme from plain or clear or bland, shades so unique, they could only belong to that particular moment in that specific time.

Ten million colors. I marvel at eyes that could see so much, eyes that could allow for so many variances, all in one world.

Jody Brown is the author of Upside Down Kingdom, and is a multi-blogger, poet, and traveler. Her current writing projects, including her daily blog endeavor, #Project365, can be found at