"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." (Pedro Calderon de la Barca)
What's your favorite color in the springtime? We have so many choices. The bright yellow of the forsythia that shout spring is really here, the rosy red of the redbud tree that pushes out blooms to light up the woods, and the pure white of the dogwood blossoms. So many colors to choose as favorites.
But the true color of spring has to be green. One day the trees are bare and the grass is brown. Then the magic of spring happens and the world explodes in green. And we can breathe again. The trees and plants are making oxygen for us yet one more year. We return the favor breathing out the carbon dioxide they need. What a great plan for the earth!
But when you talk about green, we can go so many ways. Kermit the Frog says it's not easy being green. A greenhorn doesn't know much about what's going on. Then again, these days being "green" means we're figuring out ways to keep the earth green.
"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind." (Albert Schweitzer)
Not sure that quote fits my green theme, but I liked it so I'm sharing it. Guess I have a green light on what to put here on my on-line journal.
That green light means go. But green on your hamburger means you'd better stop and think about eating a peanut butter sandwich instead. Or else your face might turn green when you get sick. Mold is green. And don't they make medicine from that so you might get well from something made from green?
But without a doubt green is the color of spring. Green means growth and fresh starts and life.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. (Thomas Carlyle)
When you hear the word green, what do you think of? Can you think of other ways to talk about green?