When I think of The Wizard of Oz, all the colors in the story and movie come to mind. The cinderella red shoes, the yellow brick road and everything in The Emerald City where the Wizard lived. My thoughts of green are simple. First, I think of grass. Then, I think about green symbolizes envy. Next, I think of Emerald City. If you hate the color green, it is very hard to read the book or look at the movie. I would love to know why Frank Baum chose to make the Wizard's home a rich green. After all, he could have made it purple, a sparkling silver or bright wine red to match Dorothy's shoes.
I doubt if Frank Baum hated the color green. I have a feeling he liked it. I enjoy green too. When I look at an emerald ring surrounded with diamonds, I become excited. I always gasp and say, " I want that ring. Give me that ring. Why can't I have that ring?" I also adore emerald necklaces. Those heavy pendants queens and rich people wore long ago were so gorgeous.
Green in the natural world attracts me too. I love the emerald green on the peacock. It looks like velvet which makes me think of a velvet cloak worn by a runaway princess in a romance or fairy tale. There is also the lushness of grass. Green grassy pastures just make me want to relax and lie down for a short nap that will end with a sweet dream. Green grass, green trees just seem to go so well with the blue sky. It's a perfect match for the inner part of us needing to see beauty everyday.