I learned in Kindergarten that I am colorblind. We were painting and mixing paint, and I kept calling the "green" paint "blue". I can still see that paint color like it was yesterday. It was "sea green", or "aquamarine", or "teal blue". In recent years, I have learned a few things that make me feel less ripped-off by being colorblind. I've asked my family whether socks were green or brown, and they've argued over it. Ha! I'll say. So it's not as plain as everyone has tried to make me believe for all these years!
My friend Dan explained to me using language I understood, musical terms, the meaning behind tonal differences in color. Though I may not see them (any difference at all), at least I've begun to understand what I'm not seeing. That makes me feel better.
Once when I was driving into Virginia on I-81, I experienced a rainbow that would forever change me. I learned to feel color that day. I truly believe I learned something.
I've also learned that apart from the occasional 1 green, 1 brown, I do quite well at pleasing color combinations. I've learned to relax about it all. There are worse things than being colorblind. I can't imagine being emotionally blind or spiritually blind.

I am an earthtone personality, but as sure as the melancholic winter sheds it's purple tears when the wisteria blooms, I have inside a seasonal flow of lágrimas púrpuras that brings a catharsis to my sighing greenbrown madrigal heart.

Your Aura is Violet
Idealistic and thoughtful, you have the mind and ideas to change the world.
And you have the charisma of a great leader, even if you don't always use it!

The purpose of your life: saying truths that other people dare not say

Famous purples include: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Susan B. Anthony

Careers for you to try: Political Activist, Inventor, Life CoachWhat Color Is Your Aura?

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    claudia_annette says:

    "Rod's Greatness is at least two fold:

    First, his photographs are eye-candy, often inspiring at least a smile. As if though that weren't enough, he usually includes anecdotes in his captions to take the savoring to a new level... a personal one.

    Which brings me to point two.

    Rod is incredibly kind and supportive. In no time, he becomes a flickerite friend you can't help but wish you knew in real life.

    You're fantastic. Thank you, for just about everything ;ob"

    May 4th, 2008

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    scarce bubble says:

    "Quite simply: incredible photographer."

    April 9th, 2008

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    kkimpel says:

    "Rod is consistently one of my favorite contacts. He sees the just quirky side of the usual, and captures a lovely family life that makes me smile on a regular basis. His love for color, beauty and his family is captured in his lens of life."

    March 21st, 2008

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    mommytochrista&Ben says:

    "Rod is an amazing person. He always has a great photos that he writes his own personal stories with. He has taught me a few things over the last several months. He should seriously write a novel. He is amazing!"

    January 19th, 2008

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    Ms. Abitibi says:

    "Rod has multi-faceted talents and it shows in his photos. He is able to connect with people easily so his portraits are always interesting. He can also see the smallest details and turn them into a very graphical pictures. He is also a very supportive person and it shows in the comments he leaves on other people's pictures. Thanks Rod for being a friend!"

    October 20th, 2007

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    Calamitylaine says:

    "I've been intending to write Rod a testimonial for a while now but was afraid I would not do him justice. Quite simply, he has a phenomenal ability to take everday objects and sights and compose a work of art. If he chooses to add a narrative or inspiring words, look out. If for some crazy reason his photos don't hook you, his writing will. His photos are a source of inspiration to me often. Also shining through in his photos and comments are his sense of humor, intelligence, love of nature, God, and family. I consider my self blessed to enjoy his company here on flickr."

    October 16th, 2007

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    ampule says:

    "a beautiful soul. quite rare. oh and i LOVE your moon pictures."

    September 19th, 2007

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    Dani Balkanska says:

    "Rod! Such a good man I would say. Too good to be true! Supportive, careful and deep. I am so glad I have you as a friend! His set of pictures is the most wonderful I've seen in flickr.
    Each new shot is a new, big, strong emotion… a fairy kingdom… out of time and space.

    Not "a fav"....THE fav!!!""

    September 12th, 2007

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    K. Linehan says:

    "Rod is a phenomenal photographer!! I simply love his night captures!! I am also particularly fond of a cherry photo of his as well... Lol!! His ability to find and capture the beauty in all things is apparent when you look at his work! You can actually SEE how much he loves what he is doing!! Rod also has a great sense of humor and is an amazing flickr friend to have!! I'm really glad that we have "met" and I look forward to your next upload, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that.... Lo!!! Thank you for being such a great friend Rod!! ^_^"

    June 15th, 2007

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    tanya saenz says:

    "Not knowing Rod personally, I feel as though I do through his work. His attention to detail is spectacular and his ability to bring out beauty in anything is wonderful! His work is captivating!Truly an artist!!!"

    May 21st, 2007

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    khasan says:

    "You obviously love nature: the colors and lines of the world around us ... you do an incredible job of capturing what you see ... keep up the excellent work and I can't wait to see more"

    May 18th, 2007

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    rodsunshine says:

    "Rod has an amazing ability to capture life in the lens. His God-given talent of being able to see the "stop-and-smell-the-roses" moments and freeze them in time is a true blessing for the rest of us who may be a little too busy, self-centered, stupid, or careless to see them. Thanks, my Beloved, for sharing your talent with the rest of us."

    May 2nd, 2007

Name:
rod lewis
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milton, wv
Currently:
Columbia, sc, USA
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