“It comes down to the fact that you supply the blue, and they supply the other colors and mix them with your blue, and maybe there’s some blue left in the painting and maybe there isn’t. Maybe there wasn’t supposed to be any there in the first place. So have some fun and make a good blue and walk away.” Viggo Mortensen
So much is said about BLUE; blue mood, blue blood, blue period, blue moon, blue universe, the blues… I don’t think there is another color that has the word royal attached to it, and I bet the friendly peacock above would agree. I took his picture at the Bronx zoo and he was strutting around like a regal royal. Something about blue makes us straighten up, get serious, maybe sad too, and focus on the job at hand. When we look at the sky, the moon, and the sea, we are pulled in by something deeply profound and ancient; something greater than ourselves. There is something to all that soothing, calming, even intoxicating blue…
“Winter, a bad guest, sitteth with me at home; blue are my hands with his friendly handshaking” Friedrich Nietzsche
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” Eleanora Duse
When I saw Sara Rosso’s picture for this Photo Challenge, it made me smile. It brought back memories of night club hopping, disco dancing days. Blue lights are popular at concerts, nightclubs and settings where people gather to have a good ol’ time. I’ve wondered why they chose that color instead of say, red, yellow or even one of my favorite colors, orange… With a bit of research, I found out that Blue is considered a calming color and when the energy in a space is excitable and intense, the color blue is used in lighting to cool things down. That must account for all those blue lights I’ve seen at concerts. I’ll share a few and more. Blue is also considered a spiritual color, but more on that later.