"It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower — suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.” ― Katharine Hepburn
“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was, and so soft the air.”
~William Morris, Excerpt from The Earthly Paradise: A Poem, 1870
They brought me a quilled, yellow dahlia,
Flung out of a pale green stalk.
Round, ripe gold
Meticulously frilled and flaming,
A fire-ball of proclamation:
Fecundity decked in staring yellow
For all the world to see.
They brought a quilled, yellow dahlia,
To me who am barren
Shall I send it to you,
You who have taken with you
All I once possessed?
just as it is,
as it is,
Flowers in bloom.
Nothing to add.
– Robert Aitken, Roshi
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” — Buddha
Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
“There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;
….and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.”
― Robert Browning
I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love. — Conor Oberst
Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow