Green is an interesting and versatile word. First and foremost, it’s a color. It falls between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum.
Lots of things are green. Leaves, grass, frogs, avocados, green vegetables, Granny Smith apples, grapes, pea soup, jade, and emeralds.
It can also mean not ripe, like in green bananas. Or inexperienced, as in a green rookie. It can mean looking pale or sickly, as in he’s looking kind of green, like he’s about to throw up.
It can mean jealous, as in the ugly green monster. Or envious, as in green with envy. Seas can be green, as can eyes.
Green is a slang term for money, as in “Hey man, got any green?”
There are green comic book super heroes like the Incredible Hulk, the Green Lantern, the Green Hornet, and the Green Arrow. And don’t forget about the Grinch.
Green can refer to acting in an environmentally conscious way, as in going green, or to products that are energy efficient.
And Green is not an uncommon last name. There’s crooner Al Green, Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green, and my best friend from second grade, Dennis Green.
I wonder what ever happened to Dennis Green.
And speaking about going green, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. Image at the top from Susanlu4esm@Pixabay.com.