I feel drawn to the colour blue this week. Blue ~ the colour of the ocean, sky, of sleep and of twilight. Blue lies on the short-wave-length side of the colour spectrum; typically we refer to it as a cool colour. Blue emits a calming energy. It symbolises truth, spirituality, and inspiration. Perhaps blue, for me, indicates a time of solitude, of reflection, of spending silent time with myself, rather than drowning my Self out with the company of others. That's what this week has brought ~ a gentle reminder that my Self is an okay companion, that I needn't lose my Self and her thoughts and inner workings to another, almost constant, human presence.
It's said that the plum is a symbol of resistance against extreme odds. Well, that describes life, doesn't it? Do you ever stop and ponder the enormous odds overcome, merely to exist - alive? The mere act of conception is a long shot, if you will. At every stage of development, life meets the challenge and overcomes another resistor. It also leads me to marvel at the connections made through blogging. Of the millions of people around the world, with their blogs, and podcasts, and flickr accounts, we have encountered and experienced each other.