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The Color Of Hunger

The color of hunger, to me, is oak. Oak is a combination of brown which represents earth, nature, a need and a desperate desire. Without nature, we’re done for, aren’t we? We need trees and earth to survive, as with all those little kids in those poverty-stricken countries who need food. With the color oak, there’s also a tinge of black and gray. Black signifies decadence, death and hopelessness. Gray is a anything in between. There’s hope in gray and yet gravity may at any point in time, pull you the other way. What I like about saying oak color is the color of hunger is because there’s always someone out there with enough humanity to help feed some of them. The lucky ones. The ones who are not destined to die, the ones who have a little bit more luck than others. There’s also a tinge of red in the color oak. Red signifies energy. We need people with energy, desire and passion to help drive hunger out of this world….without which there would be no compassion. Oak may be a very boring color to you but to me, it signifies hope that although we cannot feed every single hungry persons out there in the world today but there’s enough red in the color oak to fend off the black and gray.
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