Color Blind

On a planet long ago, there was only one color. And that color was white. People had white buildings, white suits, food, and many more things. Even the planet was white.

There was a scientist who got tired of seeing one color. Every day he sighed inside his laboratory. He went to see the Supreme Being. The Supreme said, “Scientist, you cannot do this. You cannot change what was meant to be.” The scientist said, “How do you know what was meant to be, Spinach Face?”

The Supreme was so mad that he wanted to choke him on the spot. The scientist got tired of looking at his prune face so he blasted off in a spaceship. While he was sailing through space, he switched on the computer and asked, “What planet is that?” The computer answered, “Earth.”

The scientist asked, “Does it have different colors?” The computer answered in the affirmative. So the scientist said, “Hang on, here we go!” When he landed he climbed out of his craft and saw a woman who was not white. His eyes did not know what to do with her reflection and he went blind.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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