Purple is a colour which conjures up a mass of different feelings; some people see it as a royal colour – others associate it with grief. In nature, purple flowers are often delicate (violas) or considered precious (orchids). Different hues of purple encourage different symbolisms… for example, a deep purple feels rich, whilst a lighter tone encourages feelings of romance… For many, purple is often picked as their “favourite” colour – and for those in the Click Collective who describe it as such, I associate them always with the memorable words of Jenny Joseph, which we’ll leave you with. Enjoy your week, Happy Bank Holiday Purple Monday!
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
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