Friday, December 09, 2011

Five Minutes: Color

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Color.

Ready. Set. Write.

Over the years, my favorite color has changed. For many years it was blue. But for the past few years, I have moved to purple and pink, quite interchangeably. When I think about my choice in favorite colors, I realize that it tells a story of my ever-evolving personality.

Blue was safe. It is the color of the sky but carries a warmth with it. Blue isn't risky. It's solid, sure and always the constant blanket above me. That was me for a majority of my younger life. Safe, solid, not a risk taker.

Purple is fun. Just saying the word purple makes me giggle. It's the color of grape kool-aid and a vibrant, striking hue that is commanding. Purple also represents royalty (ok, so maybe I'm a Diva). This became my favorite color when life became more footloose and fancy free and I love the bright and bold of a vibrant life.

Pink is girly. It can be as loud as fuchsia or as quiet as a baby soft pink. It also carries with it the spontaneity of purple, but with the tinge of femininity. Pink is rarely worn by men (although my Dad can rock a pink sport coat like a champion), so the color pink truly represents being a girl. That is me. All girl. But fun and giggly and vibrant. I'm a pink with a purple outline.

Funny how colors truly reflect our personality. Now, where is my box of crayons?

3 comments:

Dea said...

Pink with a purple outline---I'll bet your cute!! I posted after you at Five minutes.

What a fun post about losing the blue and living the purple/pink life! Fun!

Sandra Heska King said...

I love all these colors! I never thought of blue being safe. To me there's a sadness about it. But it's one of my very favorites.

Lately I've been been liking black on my body--simple and slimming.

And surrounded by white--pure and simple. :)

Here from Lisa Jo's. :)

highheartedly said...

I too have seen my colors showing my mood. Love red, any shade. Can't wear dusty pink though, no muteds! But yes, my husband rocks in a pink oxford shirt. Wow. Daughter loves pink and purple. But when my mom died? We all loved her blues for a couple of years. I'm finally back to my reds. Thanks for leading this "color on me" conversation!