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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: A Lesson In Color Theory, Meaning, and Symbolism
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Back in the 1970s, I watched the Donny and Marie show, and while I (like most girls that I knew back then) had a crush on Donny, I wasn't as excited as they were about his purple socks. It absolutely drove me crazy to hear them talk about those sock and that color. I though, "So what if they're purple. Big deal. Who cares?" I even tended to have those same feelings when I walked into a church. "What on earth is up with all these purple seats? Yuck!" I knew that it was associated with nobility and spirituality, but purple just was not my favorite color. So, why anyone else could like it was beyond me.

Then, in 2008, I took a job as a color consultant for a company that specialized in personal care, and had to take lessons in color theory. While doing that, I also took the time (just out of curiosity) to research the meanings and symbols of colors, especially when it came to flowers. It was during that research that my opinion of purple did a complete turnabout.

You see, I've suffered from migraine disease since I was about twelve, and (I can't remember from which website I read this, but...) it turns out that purple is a great color to help curb migraines. So, I tried using it as a background color on my website, and sure enough... It is a lot more soothing to the eyes (my migraines are ocular). And, since then, I've also added it to my home decor and wardrobe.

That shocked me all the more (the wardrobe), because on the day that I finally wore this deep purple shell that had been hanging in my closet for years, a woman who worked with me, but never spoken to me before, stopped me and said it was the best color that she's ever seen me in, and that I should definitely wear it more often. I never knew that that simple shell would become my purple cow, but I've not worn it again, either. Its neckline isn't comfortable, but I've since bought a few more shirts of that color and have worn them instead.


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Philippa Geaney 11/12/09
Because yur article was short I felt I was the woman being pulled up --just a quick comment, but friendly and vaguely familiar(like the co-worker who spoke for the first time.)A analogy for my thoughts on purple.Hmmm I can get several layers of meaning out of your writing.
Lisa Keck11/12/09
Donny's purple socks came to mind when I saw the challenge word. I enjoyed the little color meaning lesson.
Mary Alice Bowles11/12/09
Thank you for this valuable lesson. I will share this with my daughter; she has a history of migraine.
Laura Manley11/16/09
I liked your article. It had a lot of good solid information; however, it seemed short to me.
c clemons11/18/09
This started good, I was with you all the way until the abrupt end. By the way I was a migrane sufferer but after changing my bedroom to all things purple and lavendar, I only get a migrane maybe once or twice a year. I think more research would have given you even more insight about the color purple, which you could have put into this article also.