I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. ~ Alice Walker
What is your favorite color? What does it say about you?
My oldest daughter’s favorite color is red. It has been red for years. My youngest daughter’s favorite color is brown – it has been brown since she was about five years old, prior to that it was green. My favorite color is green – before that it was pink (for years) and in college it was purple.
While I am not totally sure why, I have noticed that there are people whose favorite color remains constant for years, or even a lifetime and there are others who shift favorite colors throughout their lives.
I am clearly a favorite color shifter. Yes, I do like change and experiencing new things. Perhaps my change in favorite colors is a commentary on my personality and the desire to experience new things. Perhaps the color choices are deeper rooted and somehow connected to the various cycles in my life.
My favorite color is not an intellectual exercise, but a personal feeling. There are times when I am drawn, on some sort of emotional level (okay, don’t worry, we are not talking super deep things here) to a specific color.
As aforementioned, at the moment that color is green. Perhaps I have come to love green because I live in a desert. I love the forest, but live in a hot climate where even the forests that do surround us are not as lush and green as the forests I love. Perhaps my love of green is partly connected to the fact that my hazel eyes seem to be getting greener as I grow older. when I wear green, my eyes look green. Perhaps I am drawn subconsciously to all the analogies that people draw between green and rebirth, new beginnings, new adventure. Or maybe I just like green….. because.
Today, 123 days ’til 40, I am so happy to be able to look on our colorful world and enjoy it. I love the fact that different people are drawn to different colors and that together we create rainbows of diversity.