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Hues of blue

ice
robin's egg
powder
baby
periwinkle
sky
aquamarine
turquoise
azure
cyan
electric
sea
teal
cerulean
sapphire
ultramarine
Yves Klein
cobalt
delft
royal
pthalo
peacock
steel
slate
lapis
indigo
navy
midnight

Beautiful is not what is beautiful, but what one likes.

Yiddish expression


157. The part I do remember: that the blue of the sky depends on the darkness of the empty space behind it. As one optics journal puts it, "The color of any planetary atmosphere viewed against the black of space and illuminated by a sunlike star will also be blue." In which case blue is something of an ecstatic accident produced by void and fire.

Maggie Nelson


These books are important reading (among many others) about art, life, uncertainty, beauty. Tell me about your favorite meaningful thing(s) to read.