My Peaceful Protest: What Color is the Sky?

August 18, 2020

“Grandpa…what color is the sky?”


(And then after a few thoughtful moments…)

“Grandpa…how do we know you and I see the same color blue?”

“We don’t.”

“Grandpa…what color am I?”

(Oh dear sweet child of God. What color is the wind?

Formed in the mind of the One who breathes life into

ALL that was, is, and ever will be–including you!

Made of the stuff of stars and volcanoes, oceans and trees… ahh the majestic trees…

What color are you my daughter’s child? And how do I answer such a question as this?)

“You grandson, are all the colors of all our ancestors from the beginning of time until now.”

“Yes, grandpa…but–” (and he looked up at me with eyes the color of the universe)

“‘Does my life matter too?”


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Author: NZain

Finding my way forward...

23 thoughts on “My Peaceful Protest: What Color is the Sky?”

      1. Trick question, right?🤔😁
        You said thank you, so I said you’re welcome.
        You said “you too” in response to my “have a wonderful day” so I said thanks to that.😀😺


      2. I’m confused? That’s normal for me. Did I miss something? Well, I guess that’s obvious. You’re trying to get me in trouble, right? My thoughts? Oh my, let’s see. Though the present push is for one color to matter, it seems to suggest that others don’t. Whereas all colors matter, because in reality, is there different colors? Or different shades of one color? As in your blue colors, different shades, but all are blue. We all matter, no matter what. I think the way things are going produces more division instead of more unity. Okay, that part isn’t part of your story I guess. I have a hard time saying what I want to say sometimes, you do it in such a beautiful way.🙂😻

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      3. I think you said it just perfectly! And your understanding of this story is spot on!

        “We all matter, no matter what” well said, Steve! Can I quote you?

        Different shades of one (the One) ‘skin color’—that is a really beautiful thought. Since the beginning of time until now—all the colors of all our ancestors..Thank you for sharing your thoughts—I appreciate your insights🖐😸

        And I agree with you—if it’s unity they truly want—this is not the way to achieve that goal. It’s only creating more division. But it also seems like (we are watching Portland closely) things just took a dramatic turn…I am hopeful for the best.

        Maybe then we really can get to the business of taking care of one another with respect to all our ancestors—the whole extended family. Just a dream of course…

        Glad you see the beauty in this message, Steve. I too have a hard time saying what I want—so it comes out like this—and I wonder if it makes sense to anyone else😁✨🌲🌋. I don’t want to become ‘color-blind’ I want to celebrate all of humanity’s many colors. Have a great evening. 😴

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      4. Good morning Nina! Thanks, yes, you may quote me.
        Respect to all of our ancestors, a dream perhaps, but could be reality. Unfortunately people keep getting in the way. Sigh.
        You did this very well Nina, your message always comes through and I think the way you do it really makes it hit and stick.
        Hope you have a most wonderful day Nina!😃😺🖐😻


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