All four major colors highlight the world so beautifully in their multiple shades. Yet I’d say green is my favorite. Whenever I buy clothes for myself, I examine my shopping first thing on reaching home. It always surprises me to find the prominence of green tints in most of them. Then I realize I instinctively love green hues more than any other color.
Green is a vibrant color loaded with luster and freshness. It is the creation of the merger of two greats: yellow and blue. Green is special because of its versatile symbolism and widespread usage in our daily life. It is the color of nature. It signifies renewal, rebirth, and brilliance. Imagine the intoxicating emergence of greenery showing its lush wealth of myriad shades after the arrival of spring’s queenly presence. The jaw-stopping spectacle of soothing and bright ambiance, which follows, generates an unexplainable tug at the heartstrings.
The charm of the resurgence of greenery after the merciless onslaught of winter inebriates the senses of the initiated. When the vegetation thrives with the benedictions of spring, the lush greenery gives the message of eternal hope of better days, which always lie in wait. For humanity, green surroundings work like magic to revive the sagging spirits. Forgetting all disappointments the mood is charged with exuberance for the life process. Plants, trees, flowers and all vegetation buoys our resolves while soothing our perceptions and diluting our prejudices.
Here are some instances of how the color green participates in our cultural paradigms. Green’s inferences are an important part of our phraseology with interesting semantics.
Indian national flag called the tricolor (Tiranga) has three horizontal bands. Topmost is saffron, the middle is white with a dharma chakra in its center and the last is green. Here green embodies fertility, growth, and sacredness.
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'Go green' is a campaign to preserve and safeguard our environment and plants against dreadful emissions.
'A Greenhorn' is the one who is yet raw and inexperienced. These days business houses train the greenhorns according to the requirements of the job.
You get the 'green light' when authorities give permission for starting some new project to the concerned company.
'Go green or turn green' is a look of sickness needing attention.
'The village green' is an area in the periphery of the village, which is not supposed to be disturbed with any building activity.
'Greenbacks' the name of the currency, which is always in the ascendancy, is slang for the US dollars.
'Green card' to acquire which gives sleepless nights to aspiring immigrants in the US.
I must mention the emerging preference for green tea all over the globe. Its anti-oxidant properties are making it a winner in the fraternity of various varieties of teas.
I admire the perseverance of the people with a 'green thumb' who create beautiful home gardens with utmost dedication.
There’re many more phrases but I feel this much will suffice for now.
Friends welcome here as always!