You can’t do that, you know. You just can’t. No one wears blue and green together. They clash.Ruby Kinard, Rusha’s mother
And so I grew up under the impression that blue and green were totally incompatible. My mom’s quote ranked right up there with another favorite mantra: “No self-respecting Southerner would ever wear white before Memorial Day.” And I bought into it.
But the more I’ve seen of blue and green together — especially in nature — the more I realize that they not only “go together,” those thought-to-be-clashing colors actually look right. They BELONG together, if you will.
It takes a lot of blue to stay green.Vineetha Evangeline
Ask anyone who’s seen the marsh at Kiawah about green and blue in the same photographic frame (See photo at top), and they’ll just shrug and say, “Why not?”
Or bike through Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’ll be faced with this two-toned beauty — fields of green under blue skies beside blue mountain ridges.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.George Bernard Shaw
Green/blue combos pop up everywhere . . . like this blue shutter window on the world in Bangkok . . .
or this fishing boat moored for the day in Apalachicola, Florida.
Perhaps most endearing, however, are people who wear whatever makes them happy, regardless of what Southerners say — like this lady plying Cambodian waters in a boat filled with tourists.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh
See, mom? Anything goes when you have a smile on your face!
Wear what you want,