A few months ago I was having dinner with quite a broad group: Polish, Czech, UK and German. I asked what it was like growing up behind the iron curtain and the response was very interesting:
‘It was very grey’
Confused, I asked for an explanation. The Polish speaker went on to describe life: lack of product choices, clothing looked all the same (lack of choice), the buildings that were going up were grey concrete jungles (Just look outside of the Prague airport – you will understand). Everything was grey …. and then he smiled …. except the women.
He marveled at the women and how they would take the simple life, the world of grey and splash it with color to stand out in the crowd. Very grey … except for the women.