Everyday Should be Black Friday

Black FridayI love wearing black for practical reasons.

It always matches. It seldom stains. No matter what, when you wear all black you seem smarter, sharper and cutting edge. Case in point: Black cats, symphonies, little black dresses, black belts, tuxedos and Johnny Cash. See?

Better in Black

In the western culture we think of black as a color of mourning and dark deeds but in other cultures it’s considered a hue of mystery, wisdom and luck.

Personally, I like wearing black for the simplicity. It represents a blank canvas – the very lack of definition defines the wearer. I find it soothing and without distraction. When I wear black, in my mind, I am making a statement of simplicity.

That’s why I wear black on Fridays.

Here’s how some other cultures feel about the color that is all colors while seeming to be none:

Eastern:

  • wealth, health and prosperity

China:

  • color for young boys

Japan:

  • color of mystery and the night
  • may be associated with feminine energy – either evil and a threat or provocative and alluring

Africa:

  • Age and wisdom

Australian Aborigines:

  • ceremonial color
  • commonly used in their artworks

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
This entry was posted in On A Personal Note. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *