Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A day for Green

People often ask me why St. Patty's day is one of my favorite holidays.

Sure...I've got a little Irish heritage runnin' through my blood...but that's not why.
It's my love of green that fuels my craziness for this day!

As a kid, I think I liked the fact that I could trick my friends by wearing green underware and then getting pinched only to pinch them 3 times back when they pinched me for not wearing green.

Throughout college, I sent my bestie a pair of green underware every year in the mail just in time for St. Patty's Day. She learned quickly not to open packages from me just anywhere. :)

Green to me has so many meaning behind it.

It is the color
...of life/growth/newness.

of positive things (greener pastures/luck)

of jealousy.

of sexuality.

To me, no other color holds such depth.

For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.

~Mary Elizabeth Blake


  1. As the recipient of the above mentioned green undies, I have to say a big THANK YOU! They were always much more exciting than the undies I was usually sporting. :)


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