It was so much fun doing the giveaway. I used the random number generator and Shannon won! As I write this, my husband is at the post office sending the wristlet off to its new home. Congratulations, Shannon.
You might ask why I’m not mailing it off myself. Good question. The answer has something to do with how a fifty-something-year-old woman really should know better than to try and walk down the stairs in the dark with her arms full. (Duly noted: I did save the laptop). I’ve spent the better part of the last week in a recliner with my legs propped. Left knee whacked. Right ankle whacked. Not even a leg to hop on! Which is why I don’t have any pretty pictures for this entry – but will have some soon because things are getting better and my knee and ankle are all wrapped up and, by golly, I have had it with the living room recliner and I may have to hobble my way there, but I will be in the sewing room! Today!!
Meanwhile, not only is my giveaway headed off to its new owner, I won a giveaway myself. How sweet is that! I won this lovely camera strap from Susie’s Country Garden. Thank you, Susie!
And to everyone who visited and commented, I loved reading all of your comments. Reading all the musings on color, it really struck me just how important color is in our lives. I mean, I already knew that, but to see comment after comment talking about it was surprisingly powerful and moving. Eventually, it began to seem as if I was reading a poem that we had all composed together. I know that sounds a little precious, and perhaps it’s just the literature teacher in me, but that was how it felt. Beautiful, really.
For one, it brought home to me the scale of our love affair with color. And how often it’s not just the color itself that moves us, it’s what the color means.
It can bring us rich memories of our past:
And then there’s the way color makes us feel:
Or we love a color because of all the things we love that come in that color:
the colors of fall, the trees, pumpkins, halloween...
Sometimes it is just the particular moment of a given color:
Or, sometimes, we just love a color because we do:
Or because of a particular affinity (this one just made me smile):
Thank you, all. I thought asking you to name a color you love and explain why might be a fun prompt question, but your answers were all so thoughtful and spoken from the heart that it turned out to be a surprisingly wonderful gift for me. My selections above just don’t do the range of comments justice. You should really read them all yourself – it will be so worth it.
And to my new followers – Welcome! And I promise, more pictures. Soon.