The Ordinary Life Of A Chameleon

ORDINARY – Adjective

Of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional, normal

Who defines these characteristics…And what precisely is Normal, Commonplace?


Old World lizards of the family Chamaeleontidae, characterized by the ability to change the color of their skin.

A changeable, or inconstant person.

I am as far as I can see I am an ordinary person, with an ordinary life,

Whatever “Ordinary” is.

It’s only when we compare ourselves to others that we appear in our own minds more or less ordinary. This is my blog about my ordinary life. I’m not sure if anyone will ever read it but it will be cathartic writing it.

The ordinary Life of a Chameleon.

Different chameleon species are able to vary their colouration and pattern through combinations of pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, light blue, yellow, turquoise, and purple, I compare this to my personality, varied and colourful. A Chameleon is able to change the colour of itself to adapt into certain social situations. This I also can relate to.

In my personal life I have been forced to do this and on other occasions it has been a psychosomatic adaptation unconsciously.

Color change in chameleons has functions in social signaling and in reactions to temperature and other conditions, as well as in camouflage. As human beings sometimes all we want to do is disappear right? Sometimes we want to blend into the background of a situation and at other times we want to be noticed more than anything.

The relative importance of a Chameleons’ colour change varies with its circumstances. For me this also appears to be true in human nature and our emotions. We associate emotions with colours RED – Anger, Sexy, Passionate,

GREEN – “She was green with envy”

YELLOW – sickness and illness, cowardly

PINK – generally a happy colour,

BLUE – Sadness – “He has the blues” She has the Baby Blues”

BLACK – a colour of mourning and low moods,

WHITE –  fresh, clean, a virginal coloured emotion, a bride honest, pure.

Color change signals a chameleon’s physiological condition and intentions to other chameleons. Chameleons tend to show darker colors when angered, or attempting to scare or intimidate others,

Males show lighter, multi colored patterns when courting females and don’t we see these multi coloured patterns in Men courting/pursuing women?

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