Live Tobago and Trinidad Good How
Here is something of a positive nature within this thread (just for Des). Got it from someone in my email. Don't know who wrote it, but will be glad to give them credit if I am pointed to it.
We live in a beautiful world of colour
That is mankind's golden heritage.
Blue is a royal primary colour
That characterizes the colour of the heavens by day;
Yellow is another of the primary colours
That is abundantly seen in many a flower;
Then there is red, the final primary colour--seen so abundantly
In the colour of blood, flowers, and many other things.
From these three primaries, God has created a World of lovely colour.
We bless the artist and craftspeople
Who have discovered the wonder, beauty, and power of colours;
And through these colours, have help to shape our moods
Of joy, comfort, beauty, happiness, love, and peace.
Because of the impact of colour in our lives
These artisans have learnt to apply the principles
Of these colours with meaningful effect in their works aplenty,
Which they have expressed, covered, or clothed in robes
That have been constructed purely of such colours.
But beyond this, the physicists
Join with the artists in their primal discoveries,
And have learnt another aspect of the world of colour,
That is, they have seen the additional dimension
That arises when these three primary colours are blended
In primary to primary modes in producing secondary colours;
And primary and secondary colours in further combinative integration
Create other powerful lovely hues or shades of colour,
Of which the rainbow is the primary illustrative exemplar.
Once a man from South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu for sure,
Came to an island Columbus named La Trinity, now Trinidad ...
He was delighted as he saw people of many different colours--
White, black yellow, and several shades in between
Blending and living under the umbrella of peaceful racial harmony ...
A blending that he never before saw, except in the lovely land of La Trinity--
Of its people, cultures, creeds, and races.
Blessed were his eyes and senses for what he saw,
And he happily proclaimed of Trinidad: "This is a rainbow country."