A Word About Blue (... well more than one word)
So many ways to look at the word blue. Honestly, until you stop to think about it, you never really appreciate its context. You could do this for any color to find out what each color represents, or how used.
There are bluebell plants that are a sight to behold, and did you know the bluebell is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). The species was also listed on Schedule 8 of the Act in 1998, which makes trading in wild bluebell bulbs and seeds an offence. This legislation was designed to protect bluebell from unscrupulous bulb collectors who supply garden centers.
Blue also denotes sadness, being troubled. confused, sad.
The sky overhead can sometimes have varying shades of blue.
Sometimes, when doing laundry, with white clothes we tend to use bluing.
The male butterfly is generally blue.
Once in a blue moon, meaning, something will happen that is very rare in nature.
There are songs with the title having the word blue in them. Blue Moon, Blue Moon of Kentucky and Blue Velvet,andBlue Eyes Crying In The Rain, just to mention a few. (There are 87 total)
A person's skin can turn blue when they stop breathing, or perhaps in a moment of panic.
There are blue rubber balls, rhe Union Army was dressed in blue, pants and shirgts can be blue. The ocean and seas can have that pristine blue to it (though more commonly referred to as sea-green),
Heat, when applied to metal can give off a grayish blue finish.
Back in the fities and mid-sixties, a term "Blue Movies" was coined to denote sexual pornogaphic scenes which then (at least in the fifties) were called soft-core porn.
Then there are the different forms of blue in language. Bleu (old French), blar (old Norse), blawen (old English) and practically everyone's favorite, blueberry (English).
Blue also comes with many different names when used to explain its actual color at the time. Cobalt, sapphire, ultramarine, navy, indigo, turquoise, and aquamarine.
On the color spectrum, blue is between green and violet.
Blue can mean many things to many people, that is depending how you look at it. Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
As you can see, being blue isn't really such a bad thing after all.
There will be a test Tuesday.