See: Picasso's Blue!
L'amour est bleu
"Blue, blue my world is blue
Blue is my world now I'm without you . . . "
So many lovely versions of this 1967
heart-breaking international hit!
Everyone has a different favorite;
the instrumental rendition is mine.
I often begin the summer with a Ben / Cathleen Post (because of their conveniently timed birthdays: June 2 & June 3). Then -- after three months of beach reading and poolside exercise -- I begin the autumn with a Sam Post (thanks to his Labor Day Weekend birthdate of September 7).
This year, however, I switched it out a little bit. Instead of featuing my sons Ben & Sam, I thought it seemed like a good time to highlight the writing of my nieces Anna & Sara, both of whom are consciousness - raising bloggers on issues of emotional / mental / physical health. Since I concluded the month of May with a guest post from Sara, it seems only properly parallel to open the fall semester with a link to Anna's introspective blog of Life After Loss. Please check out her thoughtful and honest advice on surviving the sorrow of multiple miscarriages and moving forward despite setbacks.
Blue Nude, 1907 ~ Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)