Friday, November 22, 2013

True Blue

A square of sky
I do like my blue...

This is a square of sky snapped and snatched up on a late-spring morning in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

I think Bob Dylan once remarked, when asked, after a rare visit here, to give his impressions of this faraway land at the edge of the world, that 'The sky is very blue'. He might have used a better adverb. And, being Bob, he might have been damning with faint praise in meaning there's not much else to recommend it. Indeed, much rests on the integrity of the adverb.

Still, blue sky, very blue sky, is not to be sniffed at. And we Kiwis take our compliments where we can get them, even if we have to twist the truth to do so. Twist away, I say.

I do love my blue

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