In a black and white world, add a splash of colour


Colour me, a dangerous magenta

Mick Ronson was a guitarist who worked alongside David Bowie, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Can you imagine? But these lyrics to a song he wrote are equally amazing:

Colour me, a dangerous magenta
We live in a grey world, a world without sun anymore.
Colour me, with shades full of passion
Let’s wake up our senses before we go blind in the dark.

Colour. In a world of black and white. Monochrome and grey. Beige and neutral. We cry out for a splash of colour. Big or small. Just something to get excited about. Something to raise our spirits, ignite our passion and make us laugh. Out loud.

And I’ve discovered, I can find it whenever I’m looking. Every time. Not searching madly but just having my eyes and heart ready. Expectant. That the day will bring that dash of red. Or yellow. Or blue.

Look for the colour. Find it. Or bring it. Because you were made for a life that includes a touch of the extraordinary within the patterns of the everyday.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.