Thursday, March 11, 2010
Lucky Green Treasury
Green was not my favorite color growing up. In fact, it was more on my "colors I don't like" list. I think it was because green was my younger sister's proprietary color. Yes, we all had colors in my house. Mom liked orange, Nancy's was yellow, I was Blue Sue, and then there was Green Jeanne. Not sure about Dad, but if I had to guess, I'd go with blue for him too.
The fondness for green kind of snuck up on me and accumulated gradually without my conscious awareness--Frankenstein, the Loch Ness Monster, Godzilla, so many interesting myths and monsters I had been intrigued by since childhood; the English and then Irish landscapes on trips abroad; and then there was Shirley, my late roommate, who especially liked army green and showed me it didn't have to be a color associated with war or manly fighting men.
Indeed, green may just be the most peaceful and feminine color of all. The color Mother Nature paints for us in so many ways, in so many places. I think living in gray, concrete LA makes it hard to remember that green is really the richness of life, our source of oxygen, nourishment, and beauty.
Please take a moment to remember and appreciate Mother Nature by visiting this Lucky Greens Treasury created by my Collaborators in Cahoots teammate, Valerie. Click on all the items (in the link, not on my picture here) and feel free to leave a comment saying what items you liked. Or, enjoy it with a Guinness and friends on St. Patty's Day!