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A Color: BLUE

This is the color I am wearing today- an ice blue Calvin Klein sweater with darker blue pants. Blue can be used to denote sadness, as in “I’m singing the blues,” or the traditional color of tears, but we already talked about sadness in relation to grey. I think that for our purposes, we are going to look at blue as a symbol of calm, sleepiness, and beauty. Ah, fresh air!

I can’t seem to wake up this morning. I slept fine last night, and yet here I sit in class ready to hit the sack once more. My mood has also been on the damp side since yesterday afternoon; maybe I should take my own advice and listen to some invigorating music! All joking aside- blue is one of the most popular colors around, perhaps because of this versatility. Even in music, the color is used in many different contexts. They range from the lonesome (“Blue Christmas”) to the cheerful (“Mr. Blue Sky”) to the nonsensical (“Blue Da Ba Dee”)! Ever wonder why one of George Gershwin’s greatest works was named after blue? Why wasn’t it “Rhapsody in Green” or “Rhapsody in Orange?” It was actually George’s brother Ira who titled the piece; do you think it fits the musical structure?

Relevant Music:
“Blue Christmas” (Elvis Presley)
“Mr. Blue Sky” (ELO)
“Blue Da Ba Dee” (Eiffel 65)
“Blue Jeans” (Lana del Rey)
“Behind the Door” (FINAL FANTASY IX)
“Rhapsody in Blue” (George Gershwin)
“I Never Told You” (Colbie Caillat)
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain” (THE SOUND OF MUSIC)
“Starry Eyed” (Ellie Goulding)
“Colors of the Wind” (POCAHONTAS)

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