Thursday, February 24, 2005

It's Not That Easy Being Green...

"You are so green!" I was told my sophmore year of college, refering to my lack of knowledge in the ways of the world. I feel as though I have read that text book on the "ways of the world". I have highlighted its words, folded its pages, jotted my notes. I am still green. Still...that bright hue of lush forests, apple blow-pops and backsides of dollar bills. Or is that mold?...hmm I have grown a great deal since my sophmore year of college however, I am still asking the same questions: Why me? Is this what I really want to do with my life? Why are the shoes I spent a small fortune on 50% off only after I have bought and worn them? Why do I continue to spend a small fortune on shoes?.

I am green because I am no closer to the answer of ANY of my life's questions.Anytime I feel as though I have had a handle on even a small part of life...Oh life hits me dead in the mouth with the green stick. For example, I love the Simpsons. Lisa Simpson carries the frustration of being a young intellect with grace. Though flat chested, she manages to wear a tube dress and it never falls down. I envy her. I have watched the Simpsons faithfully since its creation and owe my sexy wit and hint of cynicism to its influence in my youth. But excuse me? when did they change the voices of the characters? I swear I was sitting in front of the TV the whole time!! I am so green.

"It's not that easy being green...having to spend each day the color of the leaves...When I think it would be nicer being red or yellow or gold...or something much more colorful like that." Kermit is so profound. Personal insecurites to a melody you can actually sing to. The grass couldn't be greener.

Green is for the money, gold is for the honeys. And honey, I would rather take the money. Green is my favorite color. Any shade, any expression of green. Kermit illustrates my daily struggles with self-appreciation in song and in a color in tune with my spirit. What is your favorite color and what is it doing for you?
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1 comment:

  1. Brokkenhearted7:35 PM

    The Simpson's have been taken over by The Man. You had better find solace in Family Guy or South Park. Nothing's greener than the money The Simpson's continue to make for watering down what used to be a great show.


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