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January is Blue

trees winter snow

Blue and green are next to each other on the color wheel, but around this time of year, they couldn’t seem more opposite to me.

When I look outside right now, I see white, gray and, if I’m lucky, a blue sky (and sunny sparkles). Still, even when the sky is also gray and white (as it usually is… this is Michigan), the world has a bluish cast to it.

Even the cat is feeling the lack of outdoor green. It’s been an ongoing battle to keep him from eating my houseplants.

Fortunately, I like blue. While its paler incarnations invoke icy landscapes and wintry skies, the deeper, brighter blues put me in mind of exotic climates and sensual fabrics.

Still, without any green (or red), blue is just kind of cold, and I’m already dreaming of March with its glimpses of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day decor.

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d’un bleu profond

I always say that red is my favorite color. When it comes to food, flowers, decor and mundane objects, I suppose that’s the truth.

But I also love blue. Aside from green (a hue I don’t claim as my own for weird reasons only a fellow synesthete could understand), blue is the color that best represents life and growth. All you have to do is look at a picture of Earth to realize how basic and influential it is.

Imagine a world without blue. No blue sky. No blue eyes. No blue water because it’s reflecting the blue sky. Blueberries. Delphiniums. Blue raspberry vodka… None of it. Eeyore may have been a blue downer, but a world without blue is just depressing.

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