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graphic: Martha G. Brady

graphic: Martha G. Brady

Blue,

the color.

it is full of meaning.

many  concepts came to mind

when i heard this prompt tonight.

 

blue sky, the blue waters of the ocean

both so vast.

i grew up in south Florida

we often went to the beach to swim.

sometimes it was hard to tell where one started

and the other ended.

 

during the ’70’s, my husband and i lived in Jamaica.

again, we frequently found ways to get it to the beach

even though we lived in the mountains.

the blue-green color of the caribbean waters

are rarely far from my memory.

During the '70's, we lived in Jamaica. The blue-green color of the Caribbean waters are rarely far from my memory. Click To Tweet

 

there is also the association with royalty…royal blue

the military…navy blue, as well as a classic color and style.

shades of azure, turquoise and cerulean sound more poetic

and brighten the palette

but they are blue just the same.

 

all those years in Texas taught me to love denim

the color as well as the fabric. it is a workhorse!           stop

it endures forever.

and even after all those washings,

it still has that faded look that we love.

 

finally, there are “the blues.”

both the music and the feelings.

i have come to appreciate blues music.

it seems to express the reality of life in a broken world.

and i can move and sway and lose myself

in the funky beat of the music.

 

the blues that are the feelings

are another story.

they aren’t as fun.

they come on me like a black cloud.

 

i can be minding my own business

and the blues will settle over me…

uninvited and unwanted.

voices from the past

speak out with their loud condemning words.

I can be minding my own business and the blues will settle over me. Voices from the past speak out with their loud, condemning words. Click To Tweet

 

But in the middle of those blues

Jesus speaks His truth through the apostle Paul:

There is therefore now

no condemnation

to those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1

Jesus speaks His truth through the apostle Paul: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Click To Tweet

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