“My teacher asked my favorite color. I said ‘Rainbow.’ I was punished to stand out of my class.” Saket Assertive
On any given day, I am likely to give a different answer to the question, “What is your favorite color?” I guess you could say I am fickle. I love the dark violet blue of the sky just after sunset. My favorite flowers tend to be purple (iris, Texas bluebonnet, lilacs), but oh those glorious pink roses. The soft grey of wolves and pussy willows and kittens is amazing. And when I see a big yellow dog, reminiscent of my long ago dog Murphy, my heart literally skips a beat. I also love green, even speculating in the past that it was possibly God’s favorite color.
Today, my favorite color is ORANGE. In all its shades and hues: peach, terra cotta, sienna, vermillion, tangerine, amber, and coral just to name a few. Orange is less vibrant than red but exudes more warmth than yellow. It is earthy, enticing, and energetic. According to one website, orange is associated with enthusiasm and creativity, vitality and endurance, curiosity and change. No wonder orange is a hue that speaks to me!
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I love quotes, but who would’ve thought I could find some about “ORANGE”?
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Vincent Van Gogh
“Orange is the happiest color.” Frank Sinatra
“If love were a color, it’d be orange. Not because that’s a romantic color, but because it’s the sweetest.” Jarod Kintz
“Orange is one of God’s favorite colors— He stuck it right there between red and yellow as the second color in the rainbow. He decorates entire forests with shades of orange every autumn. It shows up in sunrises at the start of the day, sunsets at the end of the day, and in the glow of the moon at the right time of night.” Reggie Joiner
“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” Wassily Kandinsky
“The woman had told the truth. The flowers were the color of sunset. And not the yellowish tinge of a lazy sun either, but the intense orange of a sun refusing to set on anyone else’s terms.” Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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This was fun! What is your favorite color?