IT’S OKAY TO BE SILLY.
Your stories don’t need to be dark and grim, or revolve around saving the world from imminent destruction. Sometimes, all people need is a silly story to take their mind off things.
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Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.
Good to know the terrifying country of Australia is in the public domain.
"Who’s your favorite Harry Potter character?"
"Um, obviously it’s Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way. Fucking preps."