Thinking about Amanda’s question (SomethingToPonderAbout) about whether I am a Pink or Purple kind of gal. Without thinking, I would have blurted that my favourite colour is Purple, of course. But upon some consideration, I would have to say I am very drawn to hues of vibrant pink as well.
Just like this morning when I simply had to double back during my run, to visit a while with this little collection of lovelies. But is it because they are pink? or purple?
Older Daughter and I have the most delicious arguments about Green & Blue: cars, buildings, dresses, packaging. When she names one, I will see the other. This phenomenon is in part explained by how our eyes & brains perceive & interpret colour, in part affected by our experience with colour through language & learning about our world of colour.
Which leads me to yet another diversion for this morning. Younger Daughter and I are reading together one of my favourite non-fiction books by Victoria Finlay, Color: a Natural History of the Palette, where the author brings us around the world in search of the origin stories of paint pigments. It is in part a travelogue, in part an eye-opening encounter with the paints of the Old Masters.
Thank you for indulging this digression. So, back to Amanda’s question: Pink? or Purple?