365 Challenge: Day 98 – Purple (Color)

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Purple: of a color intermediate between red and blue

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Sunday posts, the end of each week, have become a theme on This-Is-My-Truth-Now, organized by groups of five (5). In the first set of five, we explored my primary ethnicity groups and nationalities. In the second set of five, we had the AtoZ Challenges for various favorite things in our lives. And so… I’m continuing the trend of the seventh day, ending the week on Sunday, as a list (we know I love them) that provides more in depth knowledge about me. Only this time, I’m going with colors that are important to who we are. For these five Sundays, I will select a color that has some significance to my life and explore it in my post. I am ignoring black and white, as those are both obvious and also not considered colors by some!

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Color: Purple. I love this color, but it has no place in my wardrobe except for a couple of dress shirts and ties. Otherwise, I don’t any purple shorts, pants, shoes, socks, underwear, or shirts. For a color I seem to prefer, I wonder why? Too flashy? Too feminine? I’m not sure, but I think that’s a summer goal: to introduce more purple into my wardrobe. So if I don’t often wear it, why is it so important to me? Well, it surround me so often between the foods I eat and the flowers I grow. It makes me smile. I feel happy. It’s the color of royalty. It can stand out or it can blend in.

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It seems to be such a non-basic color that it’s powerful when introduced in the right setting. And so while I have very little of it, perhaps I reserve it for true important circumstances. If I’m playing a board game, and there is a purple piece, I always go for it. When I plant flowers, I tend to look first for purple colors. Of all the flavors besides chocolate in candy or drinks, I go toward grape and purple-colored items. Taffy. Soda. Pop Tarts. Kool-Aid. Jelly. It’s amazing what this seemingly non-natural color shows up in all across the board.

Let’s chat about famous examples of the color purple… And yes, there are probably more, but these are the ones that come to mind or I have familiarity with:

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  • Purple People Eater (what a song!)
  • Purple Nurple (love saying this, but how many people know what it is???)
  • Harold’s Purple Crayon
  • Barney
  • The Color Purple
  • So many flowers, fruits and vegetables
    • plum
    • eggplant (nasty!)
    • figs
    • lilac
    • heather
    • lavender
    • potatoes
    • kohlrabi
    • cabbage
    • peppers
  • Willy Wonka
  • Grape(s)
  • Ursula the Sea Witch
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Color of a bruise
  • Dino from the Flintstones
  • Maleficent
  • The Joker
  • African Violets
  • ROY G. BIV (Violet = Purple)
  • Purple Rain

 

It’s also the color of Easter. Some may argue that pink might be more appropriate, but I lean towards purple, especially when you think about the colors of lent. I believe purple is one of them for us Catholics. Think about the Easter egg dyes… always some share of purple shows up. And the grass in baskets. The wrappers on the candy. Almost like a renewal or new beginning. It’s a theme!

From a quick InterWebs search, descriptions of the color: “Purple is associated spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. Different shades, tints, and hues of purple have different meanings. Light purple hues represent feminine energy and delicacy, as well as romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark purple hues evoke feelings of gloom, sadness, and frustration. Bright purple hues suggest riches and royalty.”

You can read more at: http://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-purple/

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How do you feel about the color purple? Did I miss any famous “purple” things or phrases and names with the word “purple” in them? Do share…

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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14 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 98 – Purple (Color)

    therobinsnest2017 said:
    June 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    I love the color purple. It’s the color of the room I use for blogging, crafting and relaxing. I also love the song purple rain and lavender.

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    Nel said:
    June 18, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    Purple is my favorite color. It appears all over my wardrobe. I’m actually wearing a purple t-shirt right now. I wanted to have purple in my wedding but my husband wouldn’t wear it lol

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    Norin said:
    June 18, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Another similarity, indeed; I love purple too. It blends really well with my favorite color, pink and complement each other. According to what I found from Google search, amesist (purple, of course) has a strong effect on purifying out minds and heighten our senses and spirituality. I didn’t even know that, but it says it’s effective in the romance department, too!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 18, 2017 at 6:38 PM

      That’s helpful. It always feels like a fun color or a playful one. Definitely cleansing. 🙂

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    Mischenko said:
    June 18, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Great post and purple is my favorite color! Hehehe! ;D

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    caterpillars2butterfliesblog said:
    June 24, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Having grown up where our school colors were purple and white… I guess it did migrate into my list of favorites. I do prefer the more bright, vibrant shades for sure. It almost always make me think of royalty, and a truly regal way of life. Majestic…. I had never really thought a lot about what different colors really ‘said’ to me… How they make me feel…. But I see a creative writing project in my future!!! Have an awesome weekend.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 24, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Yes! Love seeing other go after creative writing projects. Hmmm. Where could this one go? You too!🤗

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    Rae Longest said:
    July 2, 2017 at 6:11 AM

    Lovely post; you’ve given us some insights on the color purple and yourself. All of them positive! When are you going to review Alice Walker’s Color Purple?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 2, 2017 at 7:16 AM

      I need to read it! I’m finally caught up on outstanding older reviews. But the last week I’ve taken a break from even reading, so I need to get back on the saddle and read away.

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