Color of Money

I know you don't have a lot of time to read through a long blog post, so let's get to the point. There are two classes of money: big money and little money. Little money is metallic; silver, gold and copper. It's the coins that jingle around in your change purse or pocket. Big money is white; the color of paper money, written contracts and checks.

Here in the USA, green is often thought of as the color of money. Oddly enough, when we visit other countries, we discover they don't necessarily have the same color of green money. Some countries have very colorful money. A google search for international currency image brings many beautiful photographs of money in many different and vibrant shades of the colors of red, orange, gold, green, blue, and purple.

And, yet, one thing all these bigger international currencies have in common is the white paper they are printed on. Indeed, white is the color of big money all around the world, and when money from international clients arrives in my PayPal account (accessed via a white text field in my browser) it spends just as good as the old greenbacks ever did.

Just for today, maybe I won't think of money as being so much green. Green is, after all, a color associated with envy as much as it's associated with growth. White, in contrast, is a color of divine aspirations, thinking in the clouds, and light coming from a higher power. White, truly, can also be a color of money.

Maybe I'll think about that today, as I wear a white shirt, turn on a white led bulb, and type these words on a white page.