Blue Skies above Boston

”Blue skies
Smiling at me,
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see….

“Never saw the sun shining so bright.
Never saw things going so right.”

Blue Skies above Boston

Blue skies above Boston today. I could not help singing this song. In fact, what I was singing was “Blue skies, da da da daa”, and then I looked up the lyrics by Irving Berlin for you and me.

What is it about blue skies that makes us happy? Sunshine, brightness, or just the color blue?

Is the air above us, the atmosphere, really blue? At night it looks black. At sunset or sunrise it has different colors – from turquoise to blue, from orange to purple. And then there are wet days when the sky is just gray.

Does air have a color? When I look across the room – the air is transparent. Even when I look out of the window at houses and trees – the air is still transparent. But when I look up – blue skies.

Blue Skies above Boston

Blue Skies above Boston

The miracle of blue skies happens when the sun shines on Earth’s atmosphere. The light coming from the sun includes all colors, but when it enters our atmosphere, it interacts with the particles in the air and is bent as in a prism. Red light scatters the least. Blue and violet light scatter the most and are seen the most. And because our eyes are less sensitive to violet, we see – blue skies.

If you could look from outer space at our planet Earth, you would see a blue haze surrounding our planet – the air we breathe; the air that sustains our lives.

It seems that blue skies are just beautiful reflections of light.

Maybe who you are is also a beautiful reflection of light, of the infinite eternal light.

What a reason to celebrate! So, sing and smile at the blue skies above Boston or wherever you live.

 Blue Skies above Boston

 Brigitte Novalis, healer, therapist, and the author of “Finding Love” and “The Magic of Inner Silence