Sunday, June 26, 2011

Famous Colours

Have you ever been expecting a child? Did you not all of a sudden then see many more prams and buggies than you previously had done? Have you ever met a long-lost friend, only to start running into this friend over and over, as if by magic? It seems there is some sort of awareness or recognition phenomenon, something that happens in our brain, triggered by a single event or situation.

I had a similar awareness situation this morning, in the bathroom. On some towel racks were two items, not towels but some tops or T-shirts. I wondered why I was staring at them, why I could not take my eyes off them. It was not because they were in the slightly odd place, but there was something about them that I could not figure out straight away.

Then I realised it was because of the colour combination. See for yourself.

Wimbledon Colours

I am not a particular tennis fan, so I would not normally think twice about these two items side by side on a rack. But of course, it is Wimbledon now, and you see these two colours all the time on the telly. They are world-famous.

Sadly Robin Söderling went out yesterday to an 18-year-old aussie, because he was not well, so I suppose I have to switch my allegiance to Andy Murray. One pines for the days of Björn Borg, five consecutive Wimbledon championships. Beat that!


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Anonymous said...

That's our boy ... aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi!!!
I shouldn't say this, but I think he may have played his final then ... but hopefully he will continue; it's been a while between drinks (of champagne at Wimbeldon) for Oz

swenglishexpat said...

R - I guess it will be Cava, Slivovitz or Yodel fizz this year!

Anonymous said...

Ah well - Robin did his best!