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- Colour Blind - Aha! The lad has achromatopsua. It's incurable and hereditary. Then my mother fainted. Since there was no cure for this dreaded disease, will they put me up for adoption? I wondered if they would let me live. For colouring the rivers brown instead of the usual blue, the teacher caned me when I was nine. Red became ridiculous and yellow was yechy too , but grass was green and sky was blue and I wondered what to do. Denied as an artist - betrayed by my eyes , everyone telling me what colours to believe until my daughter told me I'm painting pictures with words

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Date: 11/15/2017 8:35:00 AM
So glad I found this fine gem this morn my friend. Your words are the colors your mind delivers my friend. And such a great delivery this one is!! A fav...
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 11/15/2017 8:41:00 AM
Robert you old faithful. Indeed,its a surprise that you went back to this one. I owe a few visits myself .and have a lot of catching up to do . Im lagging behind some. Thank you so much.
Date: 4/21/2017 8:07:00 AM
I too am colour deficient. Green red and brown look the same, pink looks like gray and I mix up blue and purple. Like you I appreciate words.
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 4/22/2017 12:53:00 AM
Omg you too Richard. I wonder whats the big deal is about colour . There are now spec to correct this affliction. Still beats walking with a white cane I suppose
Date: 2/21/2017 11:36:00 AM
Awesome write! I love it ;) mo
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 4/22/2017 12:50:00 AM
Thank you Maureen.
Date: 2/20/2017 1:27:00 AM
A true artist with words and I'm sure your paintings were just as brilliant. Who says we have to conform to colour,it's all about interpretation anyway! #7
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 4/22/2017 12:49:00 AM
Hi Elizabeth. Its a new slant on "beauty is in the eye ôf the beholder". Conversely, there are people who s quest in life is to find fault in others. Then they feel better about themselves. Its wicked
Date: 2/4/2017 8:05:00 AM
Jannie, this is a great story! My husband is colorblind and it will be a joy to read this to him. Thanks!
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 2/4/2017 8:32:00 AM
Wow Susan what a pleasant sirprise on this saturday. Greetings to your colourblind hubby. Thwre are now special specs available for us achromatupsua types
Date: 10/25/2016 5:32:00 AM
My mother had told me when I was still a young man, that when she was still caring me in her womb the doctor told her giving birth to me may end her life. She listened to a higher power. He, for me, is why I speak to you today, Jannie. Deepest gratitude for and granted to you my friend.Peace...
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Steven Henderson
Date: 10/25/2016 7:31:00 AM
And yours initiated tears of joy in my eyes.
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 10/25/2016 6:10:00 AM
Hi Stephen, I am stunned by your incredible comments . The gratitude ia all mine. I will be sure to read some of your extensive works as i had noticed
Date: 9/12/2016 3:45:00 AM
I really like this. Being caned for your own expressions and perspectives. But your daughter got it in one. And these words are well mixed and assembled. And sometimes shades of black and white has more contrast than colours. Kai
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Date: 8/5/2016 8:51:00 AM
You certainly are, and those pictures are a pleasure to behold.
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Date: 8/3/2016 3:42:00 PM
This is great writing. Do you have this condition or are you just using a sympathetic voice as if you are one of these? Lots of people have this. To be caned for it is ridiculous. Hopefully most countries are not making a big deal of it any more! And I really like this.
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 8/3/2016 3:49:00 PM
Ha ha yea i am colorblind and yes, i was caned for it .no my mother did not pass out and thanks for the accolade
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 8/3/2016 3:45:00 PM
No sunshine, South Africa. It aint dinished yet because its long - an epic. Check out Anglo-Boer war circa 1900. Kitchener the bastard
Date: 8/3/2016 3:39:00 PM
Jannie, you say your unfinished poem is about a camp in SA. Do you mean South America? I never heard of that one. Sounds like a good thing to write about. Let me read this poem now.
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 8/3/2016 4:17:00 PM
HI ANDREA I am technologically stupid. Where do i send stuff to your inbox?
Date: 7/20/2016 6:20:00 AM
This made me go Wow at the end Jannie. After those words everything else shouldn't matter. This is a beautiful write :)
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Wilma Neels
Date: 7/20/2016 7:11:00 AM
Yes i am Jannie. Live in Cape Town ;)
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 7/20/2016 6:50:00 AM
Thanks Wilma. Will also check yours out. Are you from S.A. ?
Date: 7/17/2016 6:58:00 AM
This is extremely amazing poetry Jannie, and your words paint the pictures one receive when reading this...
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Jannie Breedt
Date: 7/17/2016 8:49:00 AM
Hi Harry thanks. It's true I am "partially totally" colour blind and I did get beat up as a kid. Can only see 2 colours of the rainbow. But it's no drawback, in fact nothing can fool me with camou flage .I am only stupid with tecytology ha ha
Date: 7/12/2016 5:53:00 AM
Hi Madhupriya, thanks for your interect. The question marks are a mistake That should clear things up. Sorry folks
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Date: 7/12/2016 3:55:00 AM
Last line I didn't understand can you explain.
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