Saturday, September 20, 2008

PURPLE


Have you ever thought about the color purple? It's an amazing color. Purple is found in every season and holiday. Most people look really good in the color purple. Many plants and flowers are purple. Purple is the color worn by royalty. The clergy of the Catholic church wear the color purple during the Easter season.

When shopping, the color purple draws me the most. I will buy something purple over something red.

There are many shades of purple.
One of my co-workers loves purple so much she will only use a purple pen. The color she wears most often is the color purple.


I own all kinds of things in the color purple. My lunch bag is purple; I have a purple notepad; I have purple files for my creative writing. I even have purple eye shadow. I own purple tops and purple skirts.

Yesterday I was looking at a fund raiser catalogue from one of my co-workers and I found dark purple tulip bulbs. Very nice.
They reminded me of the purple bearded irises that grew in our back-yard in Indiana.
In the spring, Victor and I will go shopping at The Green Thumb to replace some of the flowers in the yard. His favorite flower is the pansy. I find that I will hum the primary song while shopping with him:

Little Purple Pansies

Little purple pansies, touched with yellow gold,
Growing in one corner of the garden old;
we are very tiny but must try, try, try
Just one spot to gladden, you and I.

In whatever corner we may chance to grow,
Whether cold or warm the wind may ever blow,
Dark the day or sunny, we must try, try, try
Just one spot to gladden, you and I.

Purple must be in the air. When I got home I logged onto my computer and something captured my attention: CELEBRATING PURPLE

http://startwearingpurple.yahoo.com/

I browsed the site and made some comments and watched a purple prank. It was great! So, Start Wearing Purple!!!!!!!!!



Start wearing purple wearing purple
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time...

So yeah, ha

Start wearing purple wearing purple
(da da da da da)
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time...

I've known you since you were a tawny,
and I was twenty,
And thought that some years from now
A purple little little lady will be perfect
For dirty old and useless clown...

So yeah, ha
Start wearing purple wearing purple
(da da da da da)
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time...
So yeah,
I know it all from Diogenis to Foucault
From Lozgechkin to Paspartu
I ja kljanus obostzav dva paltza
Schto muziko poshla ot Zzukov Mu!...

Party!

Start wearing purple wearing purple
(da da da da da)Start wearing purple for me now
Start wearing purple for me now!
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time...

So Fio-Fio-Fioletta! Etta!
Va-va-va-vaja dama ti moja!
Eh podayte nam karetu, votetu, i mi poedem k ebenjam!

So yeah, ah

start wearing purple wearing purple
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits, they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time!...

So, last night after messing around in purpleville, Victor and I went to dinner with the Martins and I wore purple (closer to lavender). I wore my purple eyeshadow; my purple earrings and necklace and my purple Indian style blouse.

Our friends the McClures happened to be eating at the same restaurant. Sister McClure was so taken by my purpleness, she said: "Rebecca, purple looks really good on you!"





So, Start wearing purple...

9 comments:

shydandelion said...

Ah...I like purple too. But I really like pink. Pink is so soft.

Trillium said...

I like a soft lilac (pale bluish purple). Dark purple is too powerful for a timid soul. :D

Katscratchme said...

Did you know that the Start Wearing Purple song was written and performed by Gogol Bordello. One of my favorite bands. They are from the Ukraine and they call the style of music they play "Gypsy Punk" Loooove it!
A word of warning however... some of their music is a little on the potty-mouth side.

Zaphod said...

Anciently, purple was the color of royalty; only the nobles could afford it or wear it. See my note in Acts 16.14.10. The Greeks needed to gut 12,000 shellfish to get 1.5 ounces of the dye. Modern technology apparently gets that dye somewhere else. Probably concord grapes; that is a colorfast juice. Spill it, you wear it.

DebbieLou said...

I love purple too. Since red and blue are my favorite colors, it only makes sense! Maybe that's why most of my African Violets are one shade of purple or another.

Mostly, the color purple makes me think of Christina. Not only does she like the color, she looks sensational in it! :)

Rebecca said...

I just got back from The Best of EFY in Simi Valley! Evan and I kept on singing the song everytime we saw someone wearing purple. There were a lot of young men and young women wearing purple.

Em: I know about Gogol Bordello... :) The song is great!
My young women know who Gogol Bordello is as well. I think before Halloween Evan and I will have all the youth singing the song!

Katscratchme said...

Hey Beck,
Have you seen "Everything is Illuminated"? The movie features quite a lot of Gogol Bordello's music and the supporting actor is Eugene Hutz, the frontman for the band. Fantastic movie, if a little bit sad.
If you haven't seen it yet, I would suggest pre-screening it before letting your kids watch it. Some of the subject matter is a bit mature.

Trillium said...

I guess I am really tired: as I was quickly reading Emily's comment, I at first thought she had actually written: "some of their subject matter is manure."

LOL

wslxggwu!

Rebecca said...

that was funny mom. I thought it said manure too!!! It could be.

LOL