|Photo by Blair Wainman with permission,|
Complex and mysterious, purple is a special color combining both warm reds and cool blues. Purple is associated with royalty and with spirituality. Purples in nature are represented with delicate and precious blooms: violets, irises, orchids, lilacs and lavender. Purple stands out. My favorite colors have always been the soothing greens of trees and meadows, the crisp blues of a clear sky. But more so than ever before I am leaning towards the brighter shades of bold colors rather than the peaceful shades that blend into the background.
|Photo by John Schwarz with permission, Florida 2006.|
Purple signifies empowerment to me, specifically empowerment of ideas and ideals. The gallinule is a reminder to just do it, even if I look like a fool. I am currently both a student and a teacher, so I am learning every day. Today we learned about the purple gallinule. Class dismissed.