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The color blue is everywhere in my life. It’s in my jeans. It’s on my desktop. It’s even in my dreams. But I’ll tell ya, it’s not my favorite color. Not by a long shot.

The color blue
The color blue

This is my Freedom Friday post about the color blue.

As I was saying, blue is everywhere in my life. I search for it when I’m online, when I’m walking to the Main Street coffee shop, and when I’m browsing at the mall. Blue is everywhere.

I really can’t help it. When Avatar came out, I basked in the glory of blue. The movie had segments filmed in nothing but blue. The floating things made me feel warm and fuzzy all over for the things that bring me happiness.

Blue excites me while I drive my family home from visiting my parents late at night. A building stands tall and erect that resembles the final act of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. I always say to the kids, as we pass by it on the highway, “Look, it’s the Star Wars building!” They gawk, ponder and wow as we continue on our merry way. The glow of the roof’s cerulean lighting is enough to keep me entertained for the rest of the journey.

The color blue, too
The color blue, too

My desktop has nothing but blue. I search for blue wallpapers. I search for blue themes. I search for blue mouse pointers. When I find them, they quickly hit my computer without a question. I don’t know what it is about the color blue. It brings out the best of my creativity. It replenishes my soul. It gives me the feeling of nostalgia that I can’t get anywhere else.

Then there’s the feeling of blue. You know, feeling blue? I don’t feel it that often. I know it’s there. I know people feel it. I know it affects people in different ways. I just don’t feel it often. I don’t wish I could feel it either in order to relate to some folks. I suppose something unpleasant would have to happen for the feeling to come. For now, I’m thankful I can only go with what others have told me. Feeling blue is awful.

You know what? It’s never too late to see another color. Like I said, blue is not my favorite color. If you know me well enough you’ll probably figure out what my favorite color is. The fact of the matter is how can we enjoy our favorite color and enjoy the color blue without feeling we’ve betrayed our soul?

[Author’s note: I wrote this post more as a compositional challenge to prove that anyone can write about anything and still have fun doing it. Although I wrote about the color blue, I had the surprising revelation that certain shades of blue unlocked memories I’d forgotten I had. In other words, I even surprised myself.]


Do you have a color that dominates your world? If so, where do you see it?


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

18 thoughts on “Blue

  1. Interesting Article.
    I enjoyed how you conned you kids into believing they’ve seen the ‘Star Wars’ building.
    You are lucky not to feel blue, and yes it’s awful!!!
    I generally like shades of blues and greens, especially when blended.

  2. I love almost all the colors (even brown has its moments, provided it’s rich and velvety), but I think the ones that dominate the most are reds, greens and buttercup yellows. Blue is wonderful as well! I find it very soothing (especially in Avatar – wonderful movie).

  3. I find blue to be calming, and, though it is the color of my blog’s background, it is not my favorite color, either. Out of curiosity, what is your favorite color? I would guess, but last time I checked “zombie” wasn’t actually considered a color. 🙂
    I also liked the way you contrasted the actual color with “feeling blue”…interesting. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I find blue quite calming, and, though it is the color of my blog background, it is not my favorite color, either. I don’t know you well enough to guess your favorite color, but I am curious. I don’t think of “zombie” as an actual color! 🙂
    I also liked that you contrasted the idea of feeling blue with the color itself. Interesting!

  5. I totally get this and I love blue and teale and turquoise and think it a soothing colour but can be too reflective at times. Situations can change on a dime but it’s much slower to change a mood.

  6. As a kid I had nightmares involving pale blue. Probably because I was a lousy swimmer when I was young. I like the dark radiant blues they use in fancy hotels and restaurants these days, feels good to see them 🙂

  7. well done! my daughter’s favourite colour is blue. as for me, i have no favourite colour. it depends what the colour is intended for and/or what my mood is at the time when choosing a colour. but unfortunately, i know all too well the feeling of being blue.

    i just bought Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse from amazon. i had planned to do it when it first released but it was a crazy time of my life. finally got around to doing it – looking forward to the read! 🙂

  8. My world’s dominating colour is green (every shade of it), always lots of black and all shades of grey. This is not dull – as my life is freckled with lots of colours. I have to admit that blue is always trying to undermine the other colours, though. 😉

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