Natures call

The colour green has been my favourite colour for about 10 years now. Before that, it used to be orange, and I just now made the connection that those two colours make up my logo. The strange thing is that it was my boyfriend who came up with the name Amber & Green, and therefore the colour scheme. Weird how things play out, right? 

Anyway, green has been my favourite colour for a while now, and I think it is for a reason. I have always felt very much at home in nature, or at home, surrounded by plants. There is a certain calmness that radiates from plants that makes me feel at ease. I know that often when people searching for life hacks to deal with noise from the neighbours, it is advised to get more houseplants because they absorb the sounds that would otherwise bounce off the walls. But I think the calmness that the plants emit goes beyond that, that it is more the fact there are these living, breathing things in the house. If you have ever seen a time-lapse of a plant during the day (and night), you may know that plants move continuously. We don’t notice it consciously because the movement happens too slow, but they do move. So it might just be that the gentle moving of the plants – breathing if you will – is what makes us so calm in their presence.

 Regardless of why I feel so calm around plants, and especially in nature, I cannot deny my connection to it. It is why I love going outside, why I find myself fussing about my plants, and it is definitely why I chose my last tattoo, four symbols representing fire, air, water and earth. Although I feel most connected to the earth, the three other elements play an equally important role, and all four are crucial to our lives on earth. This following poem is really something that perfectly describes it:

The mountains are my bones,
The rivers my veins
The forests are my thoughts
And the stars are my dreams
The ocean is my heart,
Its pounding is my pulse
The songs of the earth write
The music of my soul

- unknown

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