My favourite colour is green, and has been since I was a young child. I’m sure most people know that, but I doubt that anyone knows why. Well, today I’m going to tell you!
It all began when I was 5 or 6 years old. I was at home with my family and we had company over. For some reason, I decided I wanted to know what everyone’s favourite colour was.
So I started making the rounds asking the question (oh, those annoying children and their questions!). The responses were all over the place: Blue, green, pink, black, and everything in between.
When I asked the question of my Daddy, he replied “green”. And I responded along the lines of “Me, too!”
I sometimes wonder if green really was/is Daddy’s favourite colour, or if he was just giving a random answer to shut me up. But from that moment on, my favourite colour has been green. Even though I had never really given it thought before then. After that, it was green, green, green!
I know why, that’s simple: I have always looked up to my Daddy. Simple as.
But I admit that I sometimes wonder what my favourite colour would have been if I hadn’t asked the question. I mean, I love green. I really do. But do I love it out of habit, or out of true affinity? I don’t know. And, to be honest, I don’t know how I’d tell.
I know that I like other colours. In fact, my closet is filled with a rainbow of colours. Maybe more purple than I like, so I know for sure that purple is not a favourite. I don’t own many green “home décor” items, but that’s because I don’t own many home décor items anymore. I tend to pick things based on the pattern rather than the colours, to be honest. (I love polka dots and fun floral prints!)
What I do know, however, is that I am drawn to green things. Green is my go-to accent colour. Pens, highlighters, iPods… you name it! And if I had more money, I’d have lots of jade and malachite jewellery, too!
So to summarise: Why green? Because my Daddy said so!