Tuesday, February 22, 2011

for green is good for the eye

I was just sorting through some pictures and came across this close-up of parsley and was pleasantly reminded of the saying that green is good for the eyes. You know that one?

If not, I can tell you it's from Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling and it goes like this:

At last, one egg-shell after another burst open. "Pip! pip!" each cried, and in all the eggs there were little things that stuck out their heads.

"Quack! quack!" said the Duck, and they all came quacking out as fast as they could, looking all around them under the green leaves; and the mother let them look as much as they liked, for green is good for the eye.

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