The Yellowness of Friday

Let’s start with Friday because that’s where I am right now.

This day envelopes me with an orange-y yellow glow, sometimes tinged with subtle flecks of red. Comfortable and anticipatory with excitement – it’s Friday, after all.

By early Saturday morning, orange has receded and everything is pulsing – lemony, buttery, radiant, even when wrapping around a cool slate gray sky. How could it not be so? It is Saturday, lest we forget.

Sunday? Equally comfortable but more subdued with soft gray hues, a nice easy gray, at least at the start, although it tends to darken as the day wears on – anticipating the work week ahead.

It fades reluctantly to Monday: a mottle of nondescript, maybe gray and humus splotched with olive and brown, glimpses of purple peeking out around the edges, hinting at forward progress and letting you know that all is not lost.

Tuesday arrives cloaked in deep violet – having increased in lightness from Monday’s dark outer-tinge to an eventual blackberry sherbet smoothness; we’re approaching mid-week, after all.

Wednesday then, boasts a deep royal blue – an optimistic breather, rising slightly above the rest. An uphill climb to its plateau, it will be all downhill from here.

Blue rolls comfortably toward the emerald green of a Thursday morning, lightening to verdant by midday, clearly approaching Friday on the horizon.

In due accord, spring recedes and warmth grows, glowing to become the typical yellow-tinged-with-orange of a Friday – any Friday – increasing in lightness of being as the day progresses, as you must know.

And so it goes. Week to week.

I wonder…What color is your day?

12 thoughts on “The Yellowness of Friday

  1. I’m not sure how you so perfectly matched the colors to the days, but it works! I wonder if our students would come up with different colors. Maybe a poetry prompt for my kids next week. Thanks.


  2. I love this post, your reflections each day of the week using COLOR! On my current Saturday, the sky is gray. But your post has me thinking aobut what color is this day, really?! Thanks for getting me to think using colors as my lens.


  3. This post brought a few picture books to mind–Seuss’ “My Many-Colored Days”, Todd Parr’s “Feelings”, “Emily’s Blue Period” by Cathleen Daly. My Saturday is a hushed, soft olive green, the quiet after a week in a busy library. My Sunday nights used to be a turbulent, dark gray when I held previous positions, but now they are a deep blue-green, a hint of anticipated energy without the anxiety. Thanks for the very visual, colorful Slice!


  4. I am fond of literary synesthesia. I see days as having colors, too–and gender. Sunday is gray and feminine; Monday, brown and masculine; Tuesday, green and feminine; Wednesday, orange and masculine; Thursday, blue and masculine; Friday, yellow and feminine; and Saturday, golden and masculine. I see no rationale to these associations, but I have had them all my life. You have inspired me, however, to weave in concepts and moods as you have so artfully done. This was so relaxing to read.


  5. How lovely to think of days as colours… I have to admit I don’t have fixed colours for days as they so often change in themselves, but I think overall warm sunny colours for weekends and cool colours for weekdays.


  6. I see a comparison between the cycle of a week and the colors brought on by seasons…I see the Friday as autumn, early week winter, midweek summer. Such an interesting metaphor! I wonder if mine would be the same. Hmmm!


    1. Wow! I never thought of the days as seasons. Such an interesting take on this whole thing. It’s really neat to see how we all construct these things so differently. I would agree on winter early in the week for sure, but my summery days would be the weekend for sure!


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