What’s your favorite color? Why do you like it?
Mine is blue. It soothes me.
Not that blue is the only color I like. Red excites me – especially those deep maroon shades. In winter, I crave the deep lush green of midsummer.
There really aren’t many colors I don’t like. But always I come back to blue.
Many people think blue is a sad color. When we’re sad, we’ve “got the blues”, we “feel blue”.
I tend more to associate blue with gladness. There’s that “bluebird of happiness”. Remember “ blue skies, smiling at me”? What about “my blue heaven”?
Blue is the only color of the rainbow to have a one-syllable anagram: “lube”. Green has “genre” and purple has “pulper”, but these anagrams have two syllables each.
(Some might argue that “der” is an anagram of “red”. But that’s a slang term of sarcasm, meaning more or less the same thing as “duh”. I refuse to count it as a real word. Sue me!)
The bluest and possibly happiest blue Cheri and I can remember is that of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Grenada. Its own natural blueness is of course enhanced by reflecting some of the planet’s bluest skies.
Please note – the opening question isn’t just rhetorical. What’s your favorite color, and why? Let’s talk about this!
(This article is part of my series on words that are #worth1000pictures.)