Somewhere out in the blogosphere, there is a blue blogging initiative going on. Carol suggested I join it so here is my effort.
The first thing that comes to mind is awhile back my elder son gave me some songs, album, re-release or some such that he had bought. It was songs by Willie Nelson and he wanted me to listen to it. A few days later he called and asked if I had been listening. I said I couldn't listen to it, it made me cry. So he asked what I had been listening to and I told him Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. He laughed.
It had to be blue eyes crying in the rain, not brown, green or hazel because it is blue we associate with sadness, melancholy, the Blues - and even Fats Domino singing Blue Monday - for crying out loud.
So why with all this blue, depressing stuff would Elvis care a whit about his shoes? He did though and a lot as he warned his honey, "don't you step on my Blue Suede Shoes." Apparently he set a great store by those shoes. I'm guessing it is because blue is also the color we associate with calm and serenity and even safety. So maybe those shoes were like a baby's security blanket. Oh and by the way, I guess you can get your very own pair for as low as $38.99 if the ads are to be believed.
This is probably enough about songs but there's one more - Crystal Blue Persuasion - which was a huge hit and quite controversial as many people thought it was about crystal meth. I'm not sure it was blue but it certainly is on that show we all love for no good reason, Breaking Bad.
There are blue babies. So called because they look blue and their story before the advent of modern heart surgery was blue indeed - heart breaking to their parents. HBO made an absolutely wonderful movie about how that surgery came to be and it is called Something the Lord Made.
There is Blueberry pie which is pretty wonderful as is Blackberry Pie which is also blue and wonderful.
Lest we forget, a bride needs to carry a few items with her to the wedding - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
And finally our national flag - The Old Red, White and Blue.