Photo by John
"Green is cool and friendly like ...
and I think it's what I want to be."
Kermit the Frog
Several years ago when I lived in San Diego I had a green moment. Like an "ah ha" moment that Oprah talks about - that moment when a lightbulb goes off in your head and you see things with perfect clarity - only it was green. I'd lived well over thirty years, but for some reason I'd never really noticed or paid much attention to the color green. On that particular Spring day, I rounded a corner and viewed before me a vast landscape painted in what appeared to be a crayon box full of shades of green. I'd never seen so many variations on the green theme. It was stunning. It was spectacular. Since that day, when I think of Spring, I think of green. Green that is so much more than just a back drop for bright spring blossoms.
One of the first things I think of when I consider the color green is Kermit the Frog. Mostly because Kermit green is a favorite of my daughter, Weneki. After some soul searching and song singing, Kermit decided that he was comfortable in his green skin. In the book, "It's Not Easy Being Green and other things to consider" which is full of the wisdom and wonder of Jim Henson, Ray Charles is quoted as saying, " ... he (Henson) believed that people are good and that they want to do their best and no matter how or why we might be different from anybody else, we should learn to love who we are and be proud of it." Green, then, must be a color of confidence.
Here are some other things that the color green brings to mind:
Newly mown lawns
Four leaf clovers
St. Patrick's day beer
Fields of cabbage along a Florida highway
Moss on the north side of a tree
Cottage cheese that's been in the fridge way too long
Artichokes and asparagus
And last but not least .... Green eggs and ham.
Do you have a favorite green thing?
Wishing for you a day filled with color of happiness,