“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!” It was pretty easy to find the first three things for this week’s posts honoring Freedom To Marry Week. But blue, now that’s another story. After all, I’m not really GIVING you something blue. So, the more I thought about blue, and the thinks that come to my mind when I envision “blue”, I decided to share some blue skies with you. For me, there’s nothing like a Colorado blue sky. I am lucky to be able to have just incredible skies right from my front porch:
Skies like this, I call “Maxfield Parrish blue”:
And, I’ve also been lucky enough to see some amazing blue skies in places like Kensington Park, London, with a bit of snow on the ground:
Edinburgh, Scotland also has some lovely blue skies, especially up by Edinburgh Castle:One of my favorite skies was the day that I climbed Alto de Perdon, just west of Pamplona, Spain. I love the sculpture dedicated to all the pilgrims who walk El Camino Santiago, and also seeing the wind turbines that provided clean electricity to the area.
And, finally, sometimes blue skies turn dark, and almost frightening, and sometimes you feel like your relationship or your marriage might not have been worth the risk it took to go for it. But then, when you think of all the other clear, blue skies that you have been privileged to experience, it kind of makes the darkness recede and the value of your relationship all the more precious:
I hope you’ve enjoyed all the blogs who have participated in this some/thing week. Please remember that everyone should be allowed to marry the person they love, otherwise, the clouds really will close in on all of us.
Happy Valentine’s Day a bit early!