Friday, February 5, 2010

On Blue

It’s funny, we say we are feeling blue to denote sadness. But we take delight in blue skies. We say we swore a blue streak or that the comedian worked blue. But we also say that a great idea came to us out of the blue. We use bluing to whiten and brighten our clothes. Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album was one of her darkest, brightest and finest. And Mrs. Slocombe’s occasionally blue hair still makes me smile.

Today, I am somewhere in that list of blues; luckily, more than one.


dancingmorganmouse said...

Trusting you'll soon be feeling in the pink :)

Anonymous said...

"The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin' on like a bird that flew,
Tangled up in blue."

Bob Dylan said that.

"Guided by the Ancestors"

Roo said...

and don't forget that there is a bluebird of happiness, and if Mrs Slocombe made you laugh with her hair, do you remember Blue Boy from the High Chapparrel - eyes to die for

Miss Rachel said...

When I say Blue I mean my dog. :-)

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Much better, thanks!

Hey George -
Excellent quote!

Hi Roo -
Must Google Blue Boy...

Hey Miss Rachel -
That sounds like the best blue of all!