I am looking outside at the tundra where I live and I am seeing the gray and blues of winter time. They are overcome by some sandy brown tones as well. It is dreary out and I can't help but feeling uninspired about the day. There is so much I need to do today around the house. The kids & Steve were on vacation last week while I worked. I did take one day off & Steve & I went to NYC for the day. One can imagine how the house looks today.
Focusing on what is chaotic in my life would be counter productive for me. I am going to focus on what lies ahead, and that is the yellows of spring. I love yellow. My favorite flower is the daffodil. I just recently found out that the daffodil is my birth month flower. No wonder I have always been drawn to the simplicity of that single bloom brightly glowing on the green stem. There is so much to be optimistic for, even though it seems so long in coming. Spring is around the corner. That is what the groundhog said earlier this month, right?
Yellow makes me smile. Lemons make me smirk. I love to pucker at the taste of a fresh lemon. That sour flavor is so refreshing. Some famous songs with "Yellow" in it are some of my favorites:
First comes to my mind is "Yellow Submarine" ~ Beatles. Who doesn't love that song? I used to play that CD in the car when traveling with my kids. It was too funny hearing toddlers belting out Beatles tunes at the top of their lungs. When I went to France in 2007, we also traveled to Monaco. We visited the aquarium in Monaco, and they had a Yellow Submarine outside. It was so random and unexpected. I took a photo of Stewart & Spencer in front of it. It is displayed on our photo table still today. The Beetles have always been a part of my life. I cannot remember a time when I did not listen to them. I have a few 45 records that are still in pretty good shape from many years ago when I had a small record player. I love listening to vinyl. That scratching of the needle is priceless. You cant replicate that on HD CD's. The Beatles have also gone through generations. My son Stewart plays the piano. His first "real" songs were Beatles tunes. I remember how precious it was seeing my 8 year old playing "Let it Be" on the piano and singing along.
Next "Yellow" song that comes to my mind is that 1970's song, "Mellow Yellow". I laugh when I hear this song. It reminds me of driving in my moms old Corvair ( not to be confused with corvette), and going to the beach with her and my longest friend, Kacey. I remember hot and sticky days driving in my mom's convertible and this song. Silly memories.
I can only think of two more "Yellow" songs, Coldplays, "Yellow", and Eminem's " Yellow Brick Road". ( Yes, I have on occasion listened to Eminem & I actually do like him).
While all of the songs I have talked about above are "Yellow" songs, the song LEMON is what really makes me smile. That is by none other than U2.