Starts with S – Show True Colors
Jilly’s Take: The origin of this idiom goes back to 1551. Wowser! Who knew? My take has always leaned toward the negative. Someone being a fake until sH!t hits the fan showing you who they really are behind the facade. Isn’t façade such a lovely word? Words are my jam. Moving on …
People showing their true colors is why I cooled it on facebook aka Faux Book (FB). I probably should have left when they banned my blog. The week I deactivated my account for seven days, my screen time dropped by over 40%. I am no longer deactivated because I have way too many pictures there which I have not figured out how to move. Stuff back to 2011, pre-blog which are not saved anywhere else. The only thing I do on FB these days is create picture stories, no words which fly out to Instagram. Any comments go to my private messenger. I can reply without any fanfare on my actual feed/page. I also unfollowed several people to save myself from myself with that urge to be a keyboard cowboy.
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Now for the song. In my effort to be more positive, I think of Cyndi Lauper singing the anthem for being yourself! Showing your true colors in a good way. Show your real authentic self. Be damned what others say or think. Here is a stripped down version. Songwriters: Billy Steinberg / Tom Kelly.
P.S. Happy Birthday Griffy Grif. We miss you!