Another realization popped into my head, then. Of course it'd be Blessed Mother Blue. After all, Our Lady constantly protects us, covering us with her maternal mantle. That being the case, when we look up at the sky, all we see is her protective cover draped over us! That thought made me smile.
As I dwelt on that thought a bit longer, another slid in comfortably on its heels. We can only see the sun because of the unique properties of our sky. The sky (atmosphere) offers protection from the full effects of the sun since we, as humans, cannot withstand the glorious power behind that ginormous ball of light. Just as we could not withstand the glory of Christ on our own, the protection of Our Lady affords us the ability to appreciate the graces that reach us, while shielding us from those stronger, more ferocious rays that we are more than deserving of through our transgressions.
She really is the crystal that allows us to look at, study and appreciate God without blinding ourselves in the process. She is the key to understanding the mysteries of God's Love since she lived, expressed and still does express that Perfect Love in harmony with His Will.
Mmmmmm... it was a nice set of thoughts to have this morning. God forbid the day our skies ever lose this brilliant shade of blue. Thank you, Blessed Mother, for your constant intercession.