Green.

I was not very hungry, but decided I should eat something. Seems like most Sunday evenings a bowl of cereal does indeed suffice for dinner. I did not want cereal, but something. I remembered I had avocados in the refrigerator. An avocado with sea salt. My cousin really is a genius. She recommended the combination. Simply delicious! I usually don’t have a hard time cutting the avocados or getting the contents out, but today was different. At one point, the avocado flies out of my hand and rolls down the countertop. If I was bowling, I could have claimed a strike. My avocado landed precisely in a cup full of water in the sink. Soggy avocado. At least the outside was, but the inside was still good. Fresh. Sprinkled Drowned with sea salt. Ripe olive-green.

I have been thinking about the color green lately. Now that the winter days are almost over, I can see highlights of green starting to grow in the grass. Nothing huge, but there is green. It is not fully brown like it once was. Spring is green. Growth, new life.

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Green is a blend, a mixture of strong blue and soft yellow. It’s personalities resemble both primary colors. Green is energizing…green is active. Green is for everyday purposes: “Ready,” “Go.” You cannot just sit and watch a garden toil on its own…you must work the soil. Planting, weeding, watering, yielding the crops.  It is culture, deed, tasteful, nurturing, becoming.

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Yet green is passive. It “fills in the spaces,” like a floral arrangement. It is not claiming glory as the rest of the flowers in their boldness, and yet without the filled green–it would blemish. I often find myself relating to this green…the background green. I am not the bold green, a natural-born leader. I lead behind a leader. I love the background details…the things that seem insignificant, yet I notice them. Green is pastoral, harmonious, tranquil.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.

Psalm 23:1-3 ESV

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Green is everywhere. What do you see in the color green?

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Green.

  1. Love your blogs and love green. It is one of my favorite colors. I’m sure a lot of green will be showing up soon and the donkey and goats will simply be thrilled:)

    • mel

      I never used to be a green fan. But lately I have been really into the greens, yellows and oranges. Maybe it is the change of seasons. 😉 We had goats for a while growing up. I think they liked Mom’s garden better than the grass. LOL

  2. Lois

    Loved the post. Loved the paintings! Thank you for giving me another reason to smile today!

  3. Esther Morford

    I enjoyed your thoughts about “green”. Have a good week

  4. Sheri Tearpak

    Always love your blogs. So fun “hearing” your thoughts. Keep it up! Hugs.
    Sheri

  5. Megan

    Beautifully said sis!!! I like the color green too (and also blue) – guess I’ve never really stopped to ponder what I see in a specific color though…. personally when I think of the color green probably the first word that comes to mind is ‘growth’ just because of Spring time when all the grass/trees/flowers start appearing again after the long winters. You’ve managed to captured the essence of green really well:):)

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