Monday, March 29, 2010


This weekend I participated in a lively discussion about color.
Green was my answer when asked my favorite.
"Why?" they queried. The wheels started turning.........I wasn't really certain, you see, where this preference, this bias toward green comes from.
I love being outdoors. Raised in the South but having lived all of my adult life in the Northeastern United States I appreciate the first glimmers of warm weather. We gravitate outdoors as soon as it is warm enough haunting the garden checking the teal of new shoots and the chartreuse of new budding leaves. Green is the color of renewal.
My favorite color is ever present in the hot Summer days that follow. Floating fern lily pads in the shaded stream we kayak through , moss on
the North side of a rock, the jungle color of a frogs back. Green is the color of Life.

The first piece of grown up jewelry that I remember is a beautiful jade pendant that belonged to my mother. It seemed so elegant and sophisticated to that young me, especially when she wore it with it's matching ring and earrings all dressed up for a special occasion.
Fred gifted me with a beautiful emerald necklace and earrings early in our marriage. it is one of my favorite gifts from him. The deep clear green of the stones in their glamorous setting make me feel very special.
Green is associated with the 4Th, the heart chakra. The color green balances our energies. It promotes love, compassion and empathy. It is a color of good fortune.

Green gemstones include amazonite, chrysoprase, emerald, aventurine, jasper, jade, malachite and peridot.

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." -- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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