Painting Flowers with Roy G. Biv

I will be replacing the ordinary with the fantastical, fanatical and just plain wacky, because I can and because the idea of a rainbow shoves away specks of realism hidden in the crannies of my mind.

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a slick must-read for power seekers and the curious. Many times, it makes things sound worse than they actually are and I delight in refuting every single one of the proclaimed universal “laws” as difficult as the task is with the chapter format of transgression- observation- reversal. One of the rules it to take credit for other people’s work. When people employ this law, however, it usually isn’t with malicious intent. Why do something the hard way when it can be done with a shortcut? I made up a little story to illustrate this point- I went off on many tangents for this one.


Colours are interesting, but time kills interest. Artists tire of painting one flower, so they paint many different kinds of differently coloured flowers arranged in a patterned vase. When they get tired of that, they paint orchids, tulips, or others variants with lovely gradient colours. Perhaps that is why daisies compared to dandelions are the more popular weed; daisies’ white-yellow monotony is refreshing next to fields of golden yellow. Let’s say that artists tire of normal flowers one day- people’s interests are increasingly fleeting these days. The one kind of flower that everyone vies for is one with seven petals, each a colour of the rainbow. Taking a daisy and painting its petals is easy. From an aesthetic perspective, it’s better to pick the petals of the flowers with the colours of the rainbow and put them together. One artist, however, decided to make such a flower all by himself without paint.

Red- blood

Orange- overdose of sunshine to wilt the petal+copper powder

Yellow- honey+sunshine

Green- grass juice

Blue- crushed cobalt (less grotesque than cockroach blood)

Violet/Indigo- cold blood

Moral of the story: use paint instead.

Day 7 of the Daily Post


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