An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere.
JOHN’S LETTER TO ELLEN:
Dear Ellen of GlimpseLand,
Prompted by your invitation to penetrate a Glimpse, in your splendidly special book, THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, I thought I would penetrate one…
And there I found a whole rainbow, end to end,
All synnovated with swirling color,
Bounding with greenescence it was!
A veritable spectrum of greens!
And here was my very next thought
That came tumbling by
From right within your Glimpse!
Wander through any grassland
or woodland or forest,
Wherever you might be!
And what will you find?
You’ll find that every species of grass or shrub or tree
Is a different color of green!
Your Lunaberry Forest and well beyond, is filled with
Spunktaneous green, and emeralding green,
Of infinite range,
An endless spectrum of green,
The middle color of the rainbow!
Thanks so much for The Glimpse – The fleeting journey!
With lots of love,
John of MoltenoLand.
ELLEN’S REPLY TO JOHN:
Dear John of MoltenoLand,
What a beautiful Ode to Green!
Yes, green, that somewhere between yellow-and-blue color, seems to be everywhere with its many tones, tints and shades. It is, indeed, the color of nature, of early spring and mid and late summer. It is both soothing and energizing – just think of brilliant emerald!
I love the mystery of the emerald flash which, if you are fortunate enough to witness, occurs just as the last part of the sun disappears at sunset. Green, which deepens into emerald, is also the final color of THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE and the source of its completion. Just imagine a world without green!
With love and appreciation for your wonderful insights,
Ellen of GlimpseLand
P.S. VIEW a short excerpt from THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, where the rainbow, too, which stretch-arches across Glimpse, now has a final color: Green!
This is all Glimptastic!!! Couldn’t possibly imagine a world without green. I love the green from soft moss, the green of a beautiful weeping willow tree, and the luscious green birthed every Spring.
Thank you for your beautiful thoughts, Linda! You are undoubtedly a Glimpsible, too, who appreciates and projects the brilliance of color.
Yes, consider me a Glimpsible!
I do – they are all about productivity, creativity, positivity and possibility. Your response definitely tells me that you are a Glimpsible! Welcome to THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE!
Of all the other colours of the rainbow, why was it particularly the green that was missing? It also makes me wonder what L.F. Baum in his story, the THE WIZARD OF OZ, thought particularly significant about green to make it a central point of the story.
Thank you for your thoughtful question, Ditshego. Re the “Emerald City” of Frank Baum’s WIZARD OF OZ, I don’t know what informed his idea. Green is such a fundamental color in nature and certainly essential for life. For me, it is intrinsic to the concept of “completion”. That applies to my fantasy novel, THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, as well. The fact that it was missing in the rainbow initially, was because the color world of Glimpse was not yet complete. However, once green had been brought into being, the rainbow arc of protection of Glimpse, could now keep that world safe from the evil Drooma of Sooma Sooma. How I would love to witness the phenomenon of the green flash – that split-second (or in Glimpsible terms “split-grot”) before the sun disappears at sunset! Writer and adventurer, Ernest K. Gann (who was also an airline pilot) did – and has written about it.