|pic taken this afternoon 10.15.12|
Mid-day today, I had an appointment to get my eyes examined. I still prefer to wear contact lens rather than glasses... Guess I don't like having something obstruct my peripheral vision (actually, I've always felt my lens were too thick)!
But, this year, I decided to get a new pair of glasses (which I wear in the evenings & weekends)... do you know how much it costs to look stylish?? Even with insurance, the frames & lens still cost around 4 bills (add 00's to that number). And they weren't even the most expensive frame.
Following my appointment, I headed home to close my eyes & allow the pupils to shrink back to normal (which took 4 hours). Sitting in the darkened living room, I sipped a cup of tea & remembered a book I had browsed through over the weekend, Permission to Nap, by Jill Murphy Long. There's a section that talks about color & your mood. To pass the time, I played around with some scrapbook paper & my tea cup...
|popular shade of green for decorating|
I read GREEN is considered the most restful color for the human eye. It is thought to possess healing power, can soothe pain; and if you think about it, your doctors office is probably painted some shade of GREEN. This color is also seen as a sign of renewal and Egyptians equated GREEN with hope.
|leaf in the driveway|
RED is associated with fire and warmth. And, is the color of leadership. Never heard that before, have you?
The author doesn't recommend using RED as wall color - it excites the nervous system and makes the heart race. Which leads me to believe that people who have a hard time falling asleep should NOT have RED in their bedrooms... unless it's used as a secondary color (pillows, vases, picture frame).
It was sort-of fun wondering how people choose colors for their clothes, homes, and even cars. So, which color is your favorite? GREEN? or RED?
|"The Show-Off" - Big Bear Lake|
BYW, my new glass frames will be another color found in nature.... BLUE-ish. BLUE is considered the color of relaxation... cool, calming & soothing. Do you think I'll be able to stay awake when I wear my glasses?