After my ride this afternoon, I stopped for a coffee and scone. Something I often do. I slipped my shies off, put my feet up on the chair next to me, and relaxed in the setting sun. I reached for a piece of scone and started laughing out loud, and uncontrollably. Everything matched. Black and white. The gloves, helmet, shoes, cup, coffee, plate, and iron table. You don’t see it in the picture but I also had a white jersey, black bibs, and black socks on as well. Too funny!
What is it with me and black & white?
Well, I love black and white photographs. I drink my coffee black. I wear white polo shirts. My carbon bike is black and white. The decals on my steel bike are black and white. All my underwear is black. You really needed to know that. All of my dress shoes are black. I wear black running shoes. I have a black suit that I wear with a white cotton shirt.
A quick online search unearthed the following –
Black is the absorption of all colour and the absence of light.
Black hides, while white brings to light.
What black covers, white uncovers.
We use black to hide from the world around us. We use it to hide our weight, feelings fears, and insecurities.
Black means power and control, hanging on to information and things rather than giving out to others.
Black is intimidating, unfriendly and unapproachable because of the power it exudes.
Black implies self-control and discipline, independence, a strong will, and giving an impression of authority and power.
Black absorbs negative energy.
People who like black may be conventional, conservative and serious, or they may think of themselves as being sophisticated or very dignified.
Black is often seen as a color of sophistication, as in a “black tie event”.
The affluent and successful choose black as it gives an impression of elegance, sophistication and confidence.