In an effort to protect His integrity (He had already declared all things
good) He broke white light up into sections and called it color. This was
how the color blue came into being.
Blue began when the world was new, but not
so new as the very beginning. The original world was black and white. Eventually,
God decided that color should be added to His wonderful creation.
At first, Adam and Eve were so enamored by their new experiences with color
that they never even thought about why the world was originally created
in black and white. But after a while, when they had settled into their
new techni-colored paradise, they began to wonder. "Why did God originally
create the world in black and white? Was He trying to withhold something
It was at this point that they doubted God. Was He really concerned for
their best interest? What was the point in making a black and white world
if He was capable of making color? Had the black and white version of the
world been a mistake? Does God really know what He's doing?
Such questionings, it would appear, led directly to Eve's being seduced
by the serpent. (Though it may have been that forbidden Red apples are more
enticing than forbidden black and white ones.)
After the Fall, Adam and Eve became acutely aware of why God had been so
reluctant to give them a full-spectrum techni-colored world.
As a result of the apple incident, Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise
forever, which put them both in quite a bad mood. Adam sank into a depression.
The following evening, (a time of day which he also blamed on his significant
other) he lay on his back feeling particularly mournful and low. As he lay
staring at the deepening twilight sky it entered his mind to compose a poem,
soon to be published in an early anthology called Man's First Poems, Volume
One. The poem was rather inferior in quality, but still maintains its historical
significance. Whether it was the color of the sky he was trying to name,
or the feeling he was analyzing at that moment in time, the word has forever
become associated with grief and sadness.
This is the true origin of the blues.
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