Here is my entry for City Sonnet’s June Photo-a-Day Challenge for yellow.
Over time, canary yellow has become one of my favorite colors. Its bright color cheers me up and makes me think of warmth, sweetness, and the open country fields sprinkled with yellow daisies.
According to the website Empowered by Color, colors have emotions associated with it: “the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.” and “In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness.”
One year in college I lived in an apartment with canary yellow kitchen walls with bright green cabinet knobs. I didn’t complain since this was my first apartment to live in by myself and my parents paid the rent. Anything would do. I often wondered what the landlord was thinking in picking this unconventional color for the kitchen walls. Shouldn’t it be white, like the walls at home? It’s a color that grew on me and I realized that its brightness creates a cheerful and soothing ambiance. Now I love yellow.
Older brothers are fun to play with and to partner in mischief together. In some ways, brothers influence younger sisters to become tougher. Although there’s a big weight difference between my kids, wrestling and body slams are frequent plays. The other day I asked Elliot what he loves about his sister and his response, didn’t answer my question, summed it up nicely: “I love to annoy her.”
When Ellis was four years old and Elliot six, they were learning how to live in peace together. In tense moments, she’d sigh and say to herself, “Having an older brother is tough.” The older brother would say the same thing about a younger sister, especially one who got extra attention because of her medical condition.
They know how to push each other’s buttons and to love each other as best friends all at the same time. I guess it’s the beauty of sibling relationships. One minute they’re up to naughtiness, and the next is hugs and giggles.
Years ago when Elliot wore his sister’s favorite jammie pants
When he sees pretty flowers, he picks one for Ellis
Ellis can’t reach the pedal, so he pushes it down for her.