Thursday, September 29, 2011
azure: a shade of blue, often likened to the upper reaches of the sky. I think that blue involves most of the loveliest color names: lapis is one that I'm very fond of the sound of, and azure of course. Cobalt just bursts out at you, vibrant and lively. Ultramarine seems mystical, far away, and suggests just what it is, the depths of blue in the midst of the wide sea. But maybe my fondest is cerulean, which, when spoken, caresses the tongue. I could have used any of those as the word of the day, but I'm looking at the sky, and seeing azure, and loving what I see. It's a beautiful day. But then, it always is, if you look right.