“I get the idea that you like green,” the painter said when he stepped into our house and surveyed our green bathroom walls, our blue-green kitchen walls, and the green paint on his hands.
“This color can actually look more blue, depending on the time of day,” I laughed. “But yes, we like green.”
Green and gray and blue. “The colors of the sea,” as Sarah, Plain and Tall would say.
We always gravitate towards the same shades.
The colors of the mountains. The trees, the snow, the grey-blue mist.
No matter how many paint chips we look at, we always like the same colors.
And I’d forgotten how nice it was to bring the real live outdoor colors inside once a year.
Because our Christmas tree doesn’t just look green, it smells green.