Today I woke feeling blue. And I said to myself, “I feel blue.” And then, “Why blue?”
Blue is the color of sea and sky and beloved denim. In the Feng Shui pantheon of colors, it’s at the top for promoting peace and tranquility. It is calmness itself.
I suppose I would feel blue if I were the yellow-bellied black sheep of my family; or if I spent my days mired in red tape, feeling green with envy and riding about on a white elephant.
But no, I’m as blue as a blue blood turned blue collar, who talks a blue streak about his blue balls while gumming a blue-plate special and singing the blues. Yep, blue.
But why? How did the phrase “feeling blue” come to be?
A quick Web search and I have my answer: Read more