<![CDATA[Fifty Shades of Taupe:  Anatomy of a Suburb - anatomy of a suburb]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:02:10 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Roller coasting]]>Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:46:34 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/11/roller-coasting.html]]><![CDATA[#2. November 2013]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 02:50:54 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/11/2-november-2013.htmlPicture
Color Guild 8732W
'Frontier Tan'
Family: Warm Neutral and Beige
RGB Value:
R-209 | G-191 | B-176 Hexadecimal Value:
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"[We] ... are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.”
                                                            ~ Kurt Vonnegut
I'm always walking with you, but I look and you're not there
Whoever I'm with, I'm always talking to you
I'm always talking to you, and I'm sad that
You can't hear, sad that you can't hear
It always ends up to one thing, honey,
When I look and you're not there
I need to know you, need to feel my arms around you
Feel my arms around you, like a sea around a shore
And each night and day I pray, in hope
That I might find you, in hope that I might
Find you, because hearts can do no more
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<![CDATA[Never Forget]]>Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:13:36 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/11/never-forget.html]]><![CDATA[Mutual Benefits]]>Sat, 09 Nov 2013 19:11:32 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/11/mutual-benefits.html
“I don't want to be married just to be married.
I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to,
or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”

~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
(The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
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<![CDATA[Hindsight]]>Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:22:59 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/11/hindsight.html
"I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect."

~Sophocles  
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<![CDATA[Beholden]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:31:08 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/10/beholden.html
2013-10-25
Beholden
“Come at once if convenient.
If inconvenient, come all the same.”

~ Arthur Conan Doyle
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<![CDATA[Do as I say ...]]>Sat, 19 Oct 2013 03:18:24 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/10/do-as-i-say1.html
"Y'all smoke to enjoy it.  I smoke to die."
~John Green, Looking for Alaska
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<![CDATA[#1. October 2013]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:56:27 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/10/1-october-2013.htmlPicture
Sherwin Williams 6101
'Sands Of Time'
Family: Warm Neutrals
RGB Value:
R-187 | G-165 | B-139 Hexadecimal Value:
#BBA58B

“Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.”
                                                                        ― Bob Dylan
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<![CDATA[Change the question]]>Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:54:43 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/10/change-the-question.html
"You are always free to change your mind and
choose a different future, or a different past."

~ Richard Bach
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<![CDATA[Welcome to Suburbia]]>Sat, 05 Oct 2013 03:27:25 GMThttp://50shadesoftaupe.com/1/post/2013/10/welcome-to-suburbia1.html
I live in  suburbia.  From crescent to cul-de-sac,  row upon row, there are dwellings in fifty different shades of taupe.  There are lighter taupe ones and darker taupe ones.  Some mix it up with a different taupe for the trim or stone.

Even the walls inside have been safely painted taupe.  There is no bold red wall on which to perpetually contemplate:  should I have gone with leaf green or maybe a cobalt blue?

Taupe is comfortable; taupe is neutral.  'Neutral' is suburbian for no regrets.

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