Monday, December 11, 2006

Color

"Colours are the deeds and suffering of light."
- Goethe

"Sometime early in a child's life, neurobiologists speculate, light flavors the senses toward yellow, then, as we mature, sends us on to blue. Along this path I was to pass through green to reach blue, there to feel not the press of its 'enchanting nothingness,' as Goethe wrote, but blue pulling me after it. But I am stuck. Stuck in between. Stuck in turquoise, the color of yearning, the color that borrows the concentric tension of green and holds blue's enchanting calm."
- Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise, Meditations on Landscape, Art and Spirit

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