Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rainbow in my bowl

I WISH this was my salad, but alas it's not. You can read about it here. When I read what the author had to say about this salad:
"I love color. I have colorful clothes. A colorful home. Colorful things in my hair. A very colorful daughter. Color just makes me really happy. It’s no wonder I LOVE eating raw foods so much…they just add to the happiness. If you’re wondering how to be really healthy and live for a long time…just try to eat every color of the rainbow, every day."

...when I read that, something clicked for me. I love color. LOVE color! If not kept in check, my house would look like a circus.

I've loved color for a long time. When growing up, my best friend invited me to her family's vacation home. The house was 3 stories tall and right on the water at Lake Tahoe. You came in on the 2nd floor from the front (the non-lake side). The first floor was the bedrooms. The third floor was the main living space (with the best view). And the kitchen was unlike anything I'd ever seen because everything in it was red or white. I was amazed! Keep in mind this was 1971 when avocado green and harvest gold dominated the color wheel. When I saw it, I remember thinking, "When I'm a grown-up, I'm going to have my kitchen be just like this!" Now as a grown-up I have a kitchen almost like that, but since I love all colors, I used all colors and not just one.

So back to the salad. I've heard all the "eat a rainbow" stuff and NEVER connected it with my love of color. How did I not make that connection? I have no idea! I just know that it makes complete and total sense that I would want to eat in a way that's consistent with my love of color.


Brit-Man said...

The main thing is you do something in a way that makes you happy.

It's ultimately how you have to be. You need to exercise and eat in a way that is beneficial, not overdoing it, and ultimately makes you happy.

To live the life you want, love the life you want, and feel emotionally uplifted by how you do what you do.

So as long as you feel your choices are right for you, and you know they can be placed into your life, to compliment it, not complicate it, then you are doing what you feel is best.

It's all good :-) :-).


Colette said...

Wow, Matt said a beautiful thing. How true his words!

My salad is full of color like that and I try to make every meal colorful too. Color is a wonderful and uplifting thing. Just look outside and you can see how full of color the world is ;)

Great post!

Pamela said...

pretty salad...looks very yumm!

Irene said...

Mmmmm. I'd love a salad like that!

Evelyne said...

That salad looks wonderful! Yup, eating with color is a good thing!