Oh yeah, Monochromitis is a very real medical condition. The Harvard Journal of Diseases & Stuff defines it this way:
- “A psychological disorder in which a person – usually a bicycle rider – compulsively searches for items of similar color for the sole purpose of taking a photograph. His or her obsession is so powerful that he or she will resort to extreme measures if such monochrome colors are not found. Such extreme measures include, but are not limited to, angling the camera to eliminate any colors that don’t fit the desired color scheme; simply denying that non-monochromatic colors are even in the picture; and, in very extreme cases, actually believing the whole world is one color.”
Unfortunately, people who suffer from Monochromitis carry the stigma of being “a little out-there” just because they stop paying attention to traffic while scanning the horizon for photo-ops, or because they stop to perfectly position their bikes and then very publicly lay down on the ground or stand on their tippy-toes to get the perfect angle for their pictures. When will people start showing a little understanding for victims of Monochromitis?
Please view the following pictures. If they move you enough to make you want to donate to Monochromitis Research, please e-mail me and I’ll send you my PayPal info.
Well, that will be all for this month’s challenge. I’ll report back with next month’s medical condition. I’ll be on a bike tour in the Washington, Oregon, Idaho area.