At least I'd like to think so. I often try to find meanings and connections where they don't necessarily exist, just to convince myself of some arbitrary thing. Pantone's color for 2013 is emerald. Emerald is my birthstone. So see? Obviously fabulous things will be happening to me because my birthstone is the color of the year. Hey, you take what you can get, folks (or what you can randomly make up, whatever the case may be). I remember growing up hearing people complain about their birthstone (usually it was the girls who had peridot), but I always loved mine. Emerald. Regal (to my mind moreso than purple), lush, elegant. Not an obvious bright (like last year's tangerine) but not one to be relegated, unnoticed, to the background.
Magical. Absolutely magical.
The soft colors of the furnishings keep the emerald walls from being too intrusive and too dark. Instead it gives this room a Victorian feel. On a separate note--who remembers the game 'Pretty Pretty Princess' at bottom left? My sisters used to play that all the time.
Just a splash can be plenty, without the risk of gaudiness.
And let us not forget craftiness. We always must have that.
Green may be the color of envy and the color of seasickness, but it's also the color of life. The color that abounds in nature and is seen by the human eye more than any other color. It's the color of serenity, healing, creativity, and hope. I am hoping my year is full of all such things (and yours, too--it's not a selfish color, after all).
I'm struggling a bit with my photos for this Friday. We'll see how many I manage to come up with. Finding little moments in the everyday is a bit more difficult than I thought it would be...