Friday, January 10, 2014


I love Winter.  It is probably my favorite season, but right now I miss colors.  Especially green.  I can hardly wait for the greens of Spring and Summer to come back. 

It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water-
or stars in the sky.


But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.


When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? Why Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

The song "Bein' Green" was written by Joe Raposo in 1970 and first performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) on the Sesame Street Book and Record.  It has since been recorded by dozens of times by such singers as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and Cee Lo Green.

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