Monday, February 16, 2009

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is national black history month, for those of you who do not know. So to accommodate that, today we are going to celebrate all that is black.

The history of black: The first time ever that black was seen was, when g-d said let their be dark, all the colors fought for which one will be dark, black won the title, and was then seen for the first time (second place was dark blue and 3rd dark brown). Adam did not see black right away, rather; he first saw all the other colors, that was all he knew. Then came night and he liked what he saw, black. But he wanted to enjoy the color black a little more, so g-d told him about fire. Adam the first made the fire, and with the illumination the fire emitted, he was able to enjoy the black by being able to see it better. That happened over 5700 years ago, today we enjoy black because it helps us sleep, and who doesn't like sleep?

Why is black such a great color? According to most frum sources, the color black is a form a modesty and blandness, even better than dark blue. "So what" you might say "Just because its bland and modest makes it such a great color?" To this we have to answer, " You are unworthy of our community and get out" or "black is an awesome color because then everything is the same and there are no social classes".

Okay, so now you know that black is a great color, but why wear it, its a bland color. I will answer that with a question "Why would the chosen nation wear black if there was a better color out there?" From this we see that black is the best color out there, and that is why the Jews (chosen nation) wear only black.

So next time you wear your black hat or black dress, remember that you are wearing the best color out there, and be proud of it. May black history month live on in all of us.

8 people gave their 2 cents:

G6 said...

well, technically black isn't a color at all.... it's actually the ABSENCE of all color....
Sorry to rain on your Black Pride Parade....
Forget I was ever here ;)

Dude with hat (aka BTS) said...

"I have chosen darkness to be my guide..." :)

Interesting view and even kinda inspiring.

And yes, black is my favorite color.

Mikeinmidwood said...

G6

actually I can say that about any other color too. what makes something green? Scientifically, green only appears because the object absorbs all the other colors and that shade of green is only reflected for you to see. Now what happens when all other colors are invisible (absorbed by the object) green appears, black works the same way, and so does any other color. What you should have written is " a color appears because of the absence of all other colors".

Dude With Hat (aka bts)

"Interesting view and even kinda inspiring".

Ah, now the truth comes out.

Talmudist said...

Nice use of the 'answering a question with a question' technique.

Moshe said...

It's the M.I.B.'s
Uh, here come the M.I.B.'s

Mikeinmidwood said...

Yes moshe the men in black are coming for you, for not wearing a black hat.

Moshe said...

If it was only the hat...

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe

I was trying to let you off easy, now that we know you dont wear all black, well, lets just say it wont be too painful. (evil laugh).