No Matter What – Day 14

If you’re just joining us for the No Matter What Game, find out how you can play at the end of the post.

Red pencil among black and white

G:  If the world turned black and white tomorrow which colours would you miss most?

P:  I would miss every single one of them.  All for different reasons but mainly because they each evoke such unique emotions, memories, sights and sounds.

This question reminds me of my last trip to River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque. The books that captured my imagination were The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. I was also undeniably drawn to You Are a Badass, but that’s material for another post.

The crayon books by Drew Daywalt (Author), Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) explain far better than I can the secret lives of colors and what would make them want to quit their job but eventually come home. Consequently I will not do so.

I will, however, suggest an exercise I learned from Jennifer Grace in her online video course through  She recommends going on a color walk.  You simply pick a color and then go for a walk and see how many places you spot that color that you may never have noticed before.

It’s kind of like when you buy a copper colored car and then suddenly everywhere you look you see a copper colored car.

Okay, it’s late, the Cubs won, Bob’s happy, and I’ve had a very long but productive day.  Because I’m exhausted, things feel a bit black and white.  But in the morning, the whole spectrum of colors await!


I’d love to hear your comments below.  If you’d like to play along just answer the prompt in your own words and leave them in the comments below or keep them to yourself in a journal.  If you’d like the world’s best coach Gillian to send you your own set of daily prompts, contact her at


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