"If someone shows you their true colors, don't try to repaint them." - Taina, NYC Poet
Image posted 5 years ago by C G. (for everyone)
  • 5 years ago, Noreen H. said,
    Thanks, very interesting. I had forgotten the original meaning. But is there really only one meaning to any given set of words? I like to see how many ways you can interpret the same words. In this case I felt she meant sharing one's true self...LOL I confess, I actually wanted to get my bird picture in and was looking for a quote to do with seeing/vision but found this one that mentioned color...don't have a lot of time to find the perfect match. But one beauty of Mindbloom is how each person can change it to whatever they want!
  • 5 years ago, Saramarie D. said,
    Just FYI, not to be snarky, honest. The expression "Showing his true colors" refers to the way sailing vessels recognize each other and are therefore able to tell friend from foe. If someone is "sailing under false colors" it means they are pretending to be your friend, when in truth they are your enemy. "Showing his true colors" is the point where you realize that he (or she) has been deceiving you, but now you see the truth - that they have been out to get you. It's a bit like a pirate ship flying a national flag, and as soon as it gets close enough running won't help you, they lower the national flag and raise the Jolly Roger.

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