Weekend Assignment #104: Tell us your favorite color. Give no less than three reasons why it is so.
A certain shade of blue. But I don't know why I like it so well, so I can't give 3 reasons, but it affects me like catnip affects a cat, when I see it. I even wrote a poem about it once:
WHY DO I LIKE BLUE?
(c) February 15, 2003
The world has shades of every hue
Eye-catching reds, and grays...
I wonder why I so love blue,
And why it takes my gaze.
There's lovely dandelion yellow...
Rose- and apple-red.
Pinks and purples soft and mellow:
Why not them, instead?
At my workplace yesterday
New sweaters caught my eye.
Their color took my breath away:
The blue of summer's sky.
I'd go back to my work and then
Forget them for awhile.
That blue would catch my eye again
And give me cause to smile.
I wonder if it's born in me
To love a certain hue?
Or maybe some lost memory
Attracts me thus to blue.
Some preferences, we're born to hold.
We gain some, as we grow.
I'd love to learn, before I'm old,
Why blue attracts me so.
Extra credit:A picture that is primarily of your favorite color.
This link will take you to an entry of Judith Heartsong's, where she shares a lovely painting of hers which has shades of blue I like. Click HERE and enjoy.
If you want to do this weekend assignment, be sure and leave the link to your entry at John Scalzi's blog.