Cultural Chlorophyll

Series: Along the Way... | Story 20

September 28, 2023

If someone asked, “What color are leaves?” I’m sure I would respond, “Green”, while looking at the person as if they were a bit crazy unless they asked about this time of year.

But, I recently saw a post that made me realize it was an unwarranted assumption. The real colors of leaves are the beautiful yellows, golds, reds and oranges we see in the fall. The green we see is when the leaves are overwhelmed with the pigment of chlorophyll.

Life is like that. We are, from birth, overwhelmed with culture. We are saturated with the overwhelming presence of “the way things are supposed to be”. Our pa...

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