Monday, June 19, 2006

True Blue

Centaurea cyanus, Bachelor Button, Cornflower
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"I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad." ~ Andrew Wyeth
My wildflowers are finally blooming with these bachelor buttons, poppies, miniature snapdragons and others in pink, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, and purple. How could the butterflies resist? So many beautiful colors to choose from; which one is the "true" color of nature?

"True" is not simply the opposite of "false". A person showing their inner thoughts and beliefs are said to be showing their "true colors", especially if the facade they put on for the world is different. "True beauty" comes from within and "true friends" look past your failings to your heart. One can be "true" to themselves or to someone they love; steadfast, constant, and sure. Everything "true" comes from that still, small place deep inside us; the place that shapes our character, our actions, and our thoughts. Truth comes from our souls. How "true blue" are we?

Submission for Moody Monday topic "true". (end of post)

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