January 29, 2008

Thought for the Day

You'll never know how much it's meant that you gave me the color orange. Thank you.

Posted by natasha at January 29, 2008 09:53 AM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

Lime green is fantastic, too!

Posted by: feo cebra at January 29, 2008 11:22 AM

Sometimes I wonder if you are sending some secret code to the Canadian invasion forces.

Posted by: Scott at January 29, 2008 03:45 PM

then there's blue. Different shades for different- you know. Purposes.

Posted by: Huskarl at January 29, 2008 06:20 PM

fc - And lime green with orange is a very fetching combination. I think.

S - I don't have to send codes to the *Canadians,* I know some. I could have them send any needed, and doubtless very polite, codes for me.

H - Yes, but blue is very easy to like. Are there, for instance, people who will tell you that they hate blue? I think not. Anyway, it can take some work to properly appreciate and be comfortable with orange.

Posted by: natasha at January 30, 2008 12:02 AM

I found an incredibly, intensely tangerine shirt on Tuesday, and it just screamed at me to buy it.

So I did.

Then I read this, which happened on the same day I bought the shirt (but didn't know about this post until now).

Granted, it wasn't exactly orange, but I wonder if orange was just in the air that day.

Posted by: palamedes at January 31, 2008 01:58 AM

Table Talk

Granted, we die for good.
Life, then, is largely a thing
Of happens to like, not should.
And that, too, granted, why
Do I happen to like red bush,
Grey grass and green-gray sky?
What else remains? But red,
Gray, green, why those of all?
That is not what I said:
Not those of all. But those.
One likes what one happens to like.
One likes the way red grows.
It cannot matter at all.
Happens to like is one
Of the ways things happen to fall.

Wallace Stevens, 1938

Posted by: joel hanes at January 31, 2008 02:54 PM

the way red grows

Posted by: Huskarl at January 31, 2008 03:21 PM