They instructed me
To choose a color,
But only one color.
But there are so many great colors!
The blue today sky
The dark stormy sky
The almost springtime green
And the lush late-May spring,
Before the bugs have chewed all summer on the trees green,
The faint red-brown of the hawk
And the mousy gray of the mouse in its talons,
The moist dark black of the soil
And the dirty black on the floor where I tracked it into the house,
The red of my patio chair
And the blue of the chair I bought but don’t like even though I love the color,
The yellow like the sun I painted way back in 2nd grade,
Or the very different yellow of our dog,
Or the orange of the cat who generally hides behind the dresser, I presume.
Choose one color. What a blessing, what an impossibility.
Praise the Lord!
George R. Pasley
March 10, 2021