It was one of the most touching compliments I ever heard. He turned to her and said, “You add color to my life.” What a delightful place to have in this world; being the person who adds color to the life of another.
Of course you have to be careful with those people. They tend to color outside the lines. Their idea of being colorful may be another’s idea of being naughty or a bit too bold.
It’s the price you have to be willing to pay, I think, to have color in your life. You could go with plain vanilla, people who are ordinary and stick to the rules and will never rip the tag off that pillow under penalty of law.
Oh, but the joy that can be inspired by those who add color to life. The audacious friend who may show up in vintage garb; the child whose curiosity may result in minor explosions or major confrontations, the spouse who thinks nothing of throwing her arms around her loved one, right out in public when she is moved to do so.
They make life fun, these daredevils who sparkle. And when their deeds are well meaning and honest and sincere, well, they often lead to lessons from which we can learn and maybe even become a little more colorful ourselves.