July 2012 007The color blue has been credited with relieving anxiety. See if you wear something blue when you’re worried.

Blue is the color of the gaseous concoction of Space, our canopy of sky on a cloudless day; the vast ocean when the sun is shining; hazy distant mountains.

My favorite shade is French blue. They have a word for it, azur. The word melts on your tongue like good chocolat.

Imagine a French farm—a house of gray stone, a barn the same, a cobbled courtyard. Then add a bright blue door on the barn. The French use their blue as an accent color on doors, window shutters, or flower boxes. Add a yellow paisley print to bleu fabric and you have some of the colors of Provence.

Blue is the color of blooming morning glories climbing a trellis. Of the ubiquitous hydrangea bushes all over Cape Cod.

So why when we’re sad do we call ourselves ‘blue?’

God bless the twenty-seven and their loved ones.


About Gerri

I'm in my second career. Besides raising my beautiful family, worked as RN. Now I'm a novelist. Have completed five novels and working on my sixth. Way more fun than nursing! Happy hubby and neurotic cat hang out with me.

Posted on December 17, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hear you. How can you be blue when you look at those beautiful hydrangaes (think I spelled it wrong – oh well). You have to smile and be happy after that. Thanks for the uplift.

  2. Ah, to think of Provence on this rainy day: thanks for putting a beautiful scene in our minds! BTW, the term “blues” for sadness goes back to the early 19th century, according to my Webster’s Dictionary of Music.

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