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This is Shiva depicted as Neelakant (The Blue Throated One) You will find the myth behind that powerful figure in this story.

Somehow I don’t think that Lin had these ideas in mind when she suggested the topic for today’s LBC’s weekly posts when a few of us write on the same subject.

Perhaps this is what she had in mind.

You’ll see pretty browns in beautiful gowns
You’ll see tailor-mades and hand-me-downs
You’ll meet honest men and pick-pockets skilled
You’ll find that business never closes
Till somebody gets killed

If Beale Street could talk, if Beale Street could talk
Married men would have to take their beds and walk
Except one or two, who never drink booze
And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the Beale Street Blues

He said, “I’d rather be there than anyplace I know
Yes, I’d rather be here, than anyplace I know
It’s gonna take the Sergeant, for to make me go”

I’m goin’ to the river, maybe by and by
Yes, I’m goin’ to the river and there’s a reason why
Because the river’s wet and Beale Street’s done gone dry.

17 thoughts on “Blues!”

  1. I like colour blue and wear it a lot. Looking at your chart, I may not wear any other colour and will not find it boring.

    I love blues and especially Armstrong, however I have now very sad memories related to his music. Somebody close to me died this year and he asked Armstrong blues to be played while the funeral conduct made his final walk at the cemetery. Hope you do not find my association too morbid.

  2. Blue and green are my favourite colours. Which is why I love staring at the sea and the sky, I guess. I always find it strange that depression is known as “the blues”, when “the blacks” would make more sense.
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  3. Love your take on this, Ramana. The conventional, of course, but also the Indian cultural angle, AND a total surprise. You linked the circle. Now if you add petrol blue, you have as many flavors as Baskin Robbins.
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  4. And you can mix all those blues from just the primary blue with additional “specks” of the hue/tone required…

    have the blues. Also, feel blue . Feel depressed or sad, as in After seeing the old house in such bad shape, I had the blues for weeks , or Patricia tends to feel blue around the holidays . [quote from meanings….I know a few Patricia’s but I doubt many would actually say this!]

    BTW I’m not feeling blue at all today – off on a serendipity, spur of the moment bus trip looking at artist studios out here in the West!

    1. For all those blues, I rarely feel blue. Despite it being my favourite colour, the emotion that it represents, is rarely part of my life. I hope that your weekend bus adventure went off well.

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