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What makes the colour grey worthy of a love letter? Let Meghan Flaherty explain

There are far more than 50 shades of grey, for the record. It may be no peacock as colours go, but grey is no less expressive than its more flamboyant cousins on the colour wheel. Author Megan Flaherty recently wrote an essay called “Ode to Grey” in The Paris Review — an appreciation of the world's most underestimated hue.
Meghan Flaherty is the author of the book Tango Lessons. Her essay, entitled "Ode to Gray," appeared in The Paris Review. (Submitted by Meghan Flaherty)

Grey has been described as the "queen of colours," because it makes everything else look good.

But to the writer Meghan Flaherty, there is much to be appreciated about grey that is not at all dull or dejected or without soul.

That appreciation can be found in her essay, "Ode to Gray," which appeared in The Paris Review.

While she does admit that grey appeals to her because she has been accused of having no sense of style, Flaherty also expounds on the beauty of the world's most underestimated hue.

Flaherty is also the author of the book Tango Lessons. She spoke with Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, about what makes grey worthy of a love letter.

Click 'listen' above to hear the full interview.



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