Needed a post-Spin pasta tonight, but had little desire to work for it. Started out thinking I’d do a simple old favorite: penne rigate with zucchini-saffron, but changed course when I saw so many other other greens in my fridge. To the sauté of sweet onion and zucchini, I added a handful of snow peas and some chopped parsley. Not green enough, I then added a few handfuls of wild arugula. While the color was right, the flavor still didn’t pop … at least until I added some goat cheese and parmigiano. LOL.
Got to thinking: how can a puppet be so wise? And a message ring true 38 years later?
From “The Sesame Street Book and Record”. ‘Green’ is (c)1970 Jonico Music, Inc.
It’s not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold…
or something much more colorful like that.
It’s not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord’nary things.
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.
But green’s the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.
When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!
And I think it’s what I want to be.