it’s not easy being green


but freedom comes on may 31st…the day my costco membership i used for work expires!!

(choirs of angels sing)

no longer will i have to face the temptation to buy this every time i go in there:


actually, they have the whole show boxed set, not just season one…and i look at it longingly every time i go.  too much, too much!!!

it takes a special artist to create things for children that tug at the heart strings of adults too.  i wonder how jim henson did it and i think he just honestly saw so much dignity in even the littlest lives and worked really hard to get people to believe it was in them.  not a bad gig, huh!?  so beautiful and silly and fun and true all at once!

this is probably my all-time, most favoritest.  i needed to hear it today, maybe you do too.

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.

-jim henson-


One Response to “it’s not easy being green”

  1. Alex said

    i marvel at your self control… not sure i could hold out as long as you have

    now, if you’ll excuse me, i think i need to go put in my vhs copy of the muppet movie, thanks for the reminder

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