Last night Roger and I headed downtown to 'The Rep' to see "A Raisin in the Sun". Not finding a place to park on the street Roger parked in the parking garage. As we entered the walkover into the theater a woman stopped me. With a huge smile on her face she said, "You love purple don't you?" My first thought was, what an odd assumption. Without thinking I immediately looked down and saw I had on my eggplant colored all-weather coat and a deep purple sweater over black slacks. I looked into her smiling face and said, "I do". She quickly opened her coat showing me her lovely purple outfit and said, "I do too". I quickly patted her arm and replied, "Well we have good taste, don't we". She had the most wonderful smile.
This morning as I stood in my closet trying to decide what to wear for a day out and about running errands, I thought about my encounter with my new friend in purple. My closet is pretty much organized by color, so it only took a glance to see between the blue and the red (red and blue make purple) I had five purple sweaters ranging from eggplant to lavender. And in my usual obsessive way I began thinking about my favorite colors.
I've always thought of myself as a "blue girl". I have blue eyes and I've been told blue makes my eyes bluer. I can't think of a better reason to really like blue, but other than blue jeans, one blue shirt and a couple of scarves I don't actually own a lot of blue clothing. I have a lot of aqua and turquoise, but not true blue.
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I do love the color red, but I have never considered it my absolutely favorite color. I do seem to be drawn to anything red. Does that mean it is my favorite color?
At the beginning of each school year, I give each child a new box of crayons and ask them to take out their favorite color. The boys will always pick blue and my girls will pick pink or purple. I almost always have one child that will empty the box out in front of them looking a bit lost. When I ask the child, "What is you favorite color?" They almost always answer, "rainbow".
A child after my own heart! Yes, I have a lot of red in my home and purple in my closet, but when pressed to select my favorite color, I want to empty out a full box of crayons.