Nothing But Blue Skies: Text Panels & Related Works
Hum Irving Berlin ... "I should care if the wind blows east or west I should fret if the worst looks like the best I should mind if they say it can't be true I should smile, that's exactly what I do ... Blue skies smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see ..."
We see a blue sky where nothing blue exists - remember, the atmosphere isn't blue at all, but only appears blue to us because of the phenomenon of refraction. And that blue sky we see is vast & glorious.
The act is automatic - the translation of light by sight. It is innocent, selfish and necessary. Naïve, and yet a great effort. To find happiness and make beauty in our daunting contemporary reality is a tremendous act of will.