Monday, January 23, 2012

My favorite color is green!

It is very important to my kids that we all have favorite colors.  It takes me no time at all, when asked - green.  Absolutely green.  Green in all it's various shades and glory.  For the record, the girls mix it up between pink and purple at various times, and Sean is red. 

So here's what I find when I google "I love the color green":

Green: The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable.

I have to giggle just a minute at the words "gentle and sincere", those just are not the first words that come to mind when I describe myself...and then I keep reading and see "patient" and "refined"...snort!  On a side note, it reminds me that one of my dear friends in Seattle thought I was "stern and austere" when she first met me at work, which equally makes me giggle! 

UPDATE:  I went to walk the dog after writing this post.  I was feeling really guilty about how I'd lost my momentum on the River of Stones Writing Challenge, and I was mulling about writing a post trying to see where those words that made me giggle actually apply to me...well, you perhaps have alerady seen where this little line of thought led me...funny how that works!

But I very much like hope, renewal and peace - as those are my hugest, greatest, favoritest words!


  1. I love green! Always have, although there was a short period of time that I considered buttery yellow as a viable option, mainly becuase I had a yellow shirt I loved. Green house, green roof, green rooms....with a red room for my daughter and gray room for my son. I love that they have their own favorite color (and style!).

    1. Sunflower yellow is my #2! It is just so freakin' happy.

  2. I tend toward shades of purple myself. Which is a weirdly showy color for a person who generally likes to hide at the outskirts a little. I've been working on my wallflower tendencies these past few months, though, so maybe I am finally growing into my "favorite" color.

  3. Colors! LOVE LOVE LOVE colors. I have always favored blue though there was a period there where sunflower yellow gave blue a run for her money..... in the past few years, I have come to a much greater appreciation of green. I have green eyes and my personal stylist assures me that green is the color for me to wear.... and, let me tell you, that girl is good at that stuff. She didn't get fashion from me (though she might have got the whole color thing from me).


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