what’s your favorite color?

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When I was a little girl, maybe 8 or 9, someone asked me what my favorite color was. A seemingly simple question, true, but I took it very seiously. I think I felt that I had to make a choice I could stick with for the rest of my life. So I decided to ask around and see what other people’s favorite color was, and more importantly, WHY.

I was pretty unimpressed with the answers I got, until I asked my dad. He thought about it for a minute, then answered: blue and green. I protested that you can’t have TWO favorites. Then he explained, “I love the water and the sky which are blue, but I also love the green grass and trees. Oh, and yellow because of the sun.”

Now here was an answer I could understand! Blue and green have been my favorite colors ever since.