17th December 2021 Dr Beena
Hello everyone😊. I had many questions after sending out the Blue sweet pea flower greeting. Why is the colour so dark? When one of my friends sent me the picture of a white pea flower, I realised they come in different hues. I learnt something new today. Before moving on to the flower, let me describe why the colour is so intense. I painted this on khadi paper. Then it occurred that the pigment is very stark when I paint on this paper. I learnt a lesson not to paint botanicals on khadi paper.
Sometimes things can feel very” blue” in life, and we cannot fathom why. Take a break or a step back. The answer may not happen immediately, but with time it does. When that answer manifests, it can be stupendous. Have you experienced that before? Please share your thoughts if you wish😊.
Nonetheless, I always had Monday blues☹☹. It was pretty terrible. I remember I would get a stomach ache😊 in school. My parents used to be very concerned. My mom would try to get the school notes from my classmates to avoid missing out on schoolwork.
I often wondered where the Monday blue theory originated. In Germany, overindulgence over the weekend with alcohol and fist and cudgels led to bruises (1790) among the tradesmen and disorderly behaviour. They did not like to work on Mondays to get over the pleasurable time they had over the weekend. I experience similar feelings of “blue” after a good holiday. It is like I wish it never ended😊.
Hence, feeling “blue” is expected. So there is no need to fret about that feeling. It will pass with time. I occupy myself doing something so that I have no time to think😊. Taking a walk or cleaning your house will help to clear that feeling. Or you can make kueh (local cakes) or nasi kerabu ( blue coloured rice) with the blue pea flower and enjoy the thrill of indulgence and not have the “blues” that those Germans had😊😊.
Till the next musing, stay safe and wish you a rosy weekend😊.