Yesterday while some were wearing the green, others were wearing a whole lot of other colors. Because yesterday was also Holi – that wonderful celebration of color.
Waverly Fitzgerald has a lovely article about it on her blog Living in Season.
Seriously, doesn’t being plastered in color sound delicious? And while I’m sorry I didn’t get to experience the real thing, that didn’t prevent me from playing in my new favorite photo app Waterlogue and coloring myself up.
While I was entertaining my more colorful self, I thought about these lines from Marge Piercy’s poem Colors Passing Through Us:
“…when day has gone without a trace
and we lie in each other’s arms
eyes shut and fingers open
and all the colors of the world
pass through our bodies like strings of fire.”
Isn’t that a gorgeous image? Don’t you want to be a walking embodiment of colors passing through you like strings of fire? I know I do.
We’re experiencing our winter’s thaw in fits and starts here, but today is definitely a thaw day. And now I can begin imagining spring flowers will be popping up eventually. I’m ready to greet the yellow of the daffodils and the purple iris and the rainbow of the tulips when they arrive. I’m SO ready for a boatload of bright colors. Possibly a box of new crayons, certainly a new nail polish, and definitely the most brightly colored salad I can create. Yep, Spring is tugging. And in the meantime I’m about to head off to the florist to pick out a bouquet of the most vividly colored flowers I can find.
What about you? Are you craving color? Any particular one, or are you wanting to be Holi-fied? Is there some point in your daily world, your personal rhythm, when you know you’ve turned the corner from Winter into Spring? Do tell – you know I love to hear.