In applying for a position as a "Color Explorer" I was asked to provide a short essay on what color inspired me and why. This was my submission:
Many shades of green represent life and prosperity. In my travels I've been fortunate to have encountered and contemplated the flowing green grasses in the Midwest and Southwest, dark pine forests in the Rocky and Cascade Mountains, the thick deciduous woods encompassing the entire east coast, the algae- and lichen-covered rock in Pinnacles National Park, and the greens of desert blooms out west. Greens are present in the animal kingdom from the shiny emerald feathers of energetic hummingbirds to the leathery skin of lethargic crocodiles, from swift geckos to easy-swimming sea turtles, from vivacious parrots to timid tree frogs. All of these experiences encourage me to explore nature and its success ever more across North America and beyond. Even the neon greens of the Aurora Borealis are proof that the planet protects us, despite our attempts to the contrary.
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