SoCS — Going Green

7998E60E-5111-459C-AF4D-8145EC8B661AGreen 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.8459A3B0-8BD4-4E7A-809F-59A2859B4A51

Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. Image at the top from

7 thoughts on “SoCS — Going Green

  1. newepicauthor March 17, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Great description of all things that are green, but in this day of the Dreamers, you could have mentioned the green card, which is a permit that allows a foreign national to live and work permanently in the US.

    Liked by 1 person

      • newepicauthor March 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

        However you did come up with opening up your kimono which sort of seems like a somewhat sexist comment, but it made me laugh.


        • Fandango March 17, 2018 / 10:33 am

          “Open your kimono” is corporate speak for being transparent and for revealing or sharing information.


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