5 Jan 2012
WHAT ABOUT GREEN ?
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Together with friends we were talking about colors, and what is in fashion for the moment, as all new houses are painted in grey outside while inside brown and black is dominating. I love warm colors like red, orange and a warm sunshine yellow, but I don't like green. Green is a mixture between blue and yellow, which are called primary colors. From there on you can mix all shades of greens.
But I love green outside in the nature in the soft patchwork hills of England or in the woods or parks wherever I see green. I would never paint a wall in my house in green, not even a light green. To me it looks freezing cold in a house. The walls of waiting rooms at doctors or in hospitals are often painted in green and the surgeon wears a green outfit which would be the last color you see before you go to paradise or hell, I mean if something goes wrong.
Besides the green fields, pastures, woods and yards I also love green jewelery stones, like an Emerald for example, or Malachite or Jade. But I would never wear a green cloth, it makes me look like Frankenstein's wife, it just doesn't fit to my skin and makes me look greenish.
Culturally, green has sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The Islam venerates the green, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. I think our paradise is rather light blue with fluffy clouds. But I am not sure as I haven't been there.
Political groups have choosen green as a symbol of environmental protection and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. Green parties are very practical, because they are against all governments in all countries, whatever decision is taken. People who don't know for whom to vote, vote green, green is good for everything, for the environment, the food in short for our well being.
This said, it's all a matter of taste. My mother for example loved green, had a green kitchen, green bathroom, green toilet and wanted to convince me to love green. Therefore she had chosen our guest room's bathroom all in green, the bathtube and the sink, while I was in hospital giving birth to our son. Mr. G. of course, who has no idea of colors and doesn't even see them and wouldn't be able to say if a pink elephant is real or if it is the grey one, had no objections and 35 years later I am still with my green toilet and sink ! The shower cubicle meanwhile we replaced into white.
These pictures represent the kind of greens I love.