Book Of Me – Prompt 24: Favorite Color

book of meThe Book of Me – Written by You is a weekly blog prompt created by Julie Goucher of the blog Angler’s Rest. This is a fifteen month writing project to highlight my life so that I will have something to leave behind for my descendants. Week twenty four’s prompt is Favorite Color.

  • Do you have a favorite color? And if so why?
  • Do you like vibrant colors or darker colors?
  • Do you associate anyone with a particular color? If so who and why?
  • Does your favorite color reflect your personality?

Since I am an elementary school teacher by day, I am often asked what my favorite color is. I generally tell my students that I don’t have one. I have a hard time choosing because I love color in general. I have colors that I wear more than others.  Some colors just do not belong in my wardrobe as my coloring does not agree with them. I love vibrant colors, dark colors, jewel tones, pastels, etc. I enjoy seeing colors in the world around me.

A good friend of mine, who was my maid of honor, is partial to the color purple. My daughter loves turquoise. When I worked actively in theater as a stage crew member, I wore a lot of black. I tend to associate my theatre friends with black as a result.  When I used to design costumes, color was often used symbolically to convey a deeper meaning about a character’s personality or motives.

Instead of colors reflecting my personality, I sometimes feel that they convey my mood (or not). Sometimes it just depends what items are clean and not down at the bottom of the laundry pile.

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3 thoughts on “Book Of Me – Prompt 24: Favorite Color

  1. davidmadison1942

    This brings to mind two of my favorite quotes. One from Peter Shaffer’s play, “Lettice and Lovage.” Maggie Smith’s character says to a colleague: “You exude a certain gray integrity. Please do not try to contaminate it with color.” And Dame Edna (Barry Humphrey), known for her garish outfits, said in one of her shows, “Beige? I haven’t thought about beige in years.” 🙂


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