Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blue on Blue

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"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 of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." ~ Eleonora Duse (1858 - 1924) Italian actress
Attitude is everything! Life deals us the joker quite often; a losing hand. Our attitude determines if we just survive the circumstances or if we thrive in spite of them. Every one gets "the blues", everyone has a right to be blue; well, except for my cat Mr. Rhett who has no earthly reason to mope, but he is. Actually, he does have a reason; he misses Miss Sophie and Miss M and Nyssa and I think he even misses his new friend Stavros. But, I digress.

I wanted some color today, so I chose this picture. Blue flowers on the background of a blue sky; a title appeared in my head, "Blue on Blue". Then Rhett started moping, his head hanging off the bed, and yes, there is a tear in his eye and I thought of that sad, sad, teenage angst breakup song:
"Blue on blue heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through
Blue on blue heartache on heartache
And I find I can't get over losing you
~ Bobby Vinton
There's another lovely song to stick in my head joining Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer and Down By The Bay Where The Watermelon Grow. (don't ask) Wait! This is supposed to be an uplifting post but it is now spiraling downward into the abyss! So?

I study the picture again, not just glance at it, but really study it. The delicate petals so perfect, blooms pointing their heads toward the warm sun, the pale shades of blue on the deep blue background of the sky and just a touch of green. No, this could never weigh the spirit down. I agree with Eleonora Duse... Rejoice!

PS: On the daughter's Hawaii camping Geology trip. Today is day four without a shower. Their mission today is listed as Kilauea Caldera Death March. Doesn't that sound lovely?
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