Luna creciente, the crescent moon, hung low in the sky this morning. I am obsessed with seeing the pre-dawn sky every day. It is always different.
It is never disappointing, even when it's storming. This morning the sky was especially brilliant. The stars were out. Everything was still. The sky shimmered like glass, dark and bold and unbending except for the little stars and the sliver of silver, dark leafless branches straining towards it. The deep color of the sky -- just beginning to blush with the sun's gold, caught my eye -- midnight blue? Midnight blue is what immediately came to mind but then thought I better look it up. What is midnight blue anyway? Maybe the sky I admired was actually sapphire or indigo or bruise.
Midnight Blue, According to Wikipedia, "is the color called midnight blue in Crayola crayons.
Midnight blue has been an official Crayola color since 1958; before that, since having been formulated by Crayola in 1949, it was called Prussian blue."
I looked at the color wheel and found that my sky was actually closer to "St. Louis Blues," at least according to the Hex color people -- a color in-between "Blue Angels" and "Big Blue Bus."
Silly me. Looking at color wheels. But I want to get the colors right. The way Bessie Smith got the notes right. This is Bessie singing "St. Louis Blues" in 1929 -- from what I can gather, the only footage of her.