Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My favorite color is periwinkle. I know, you would have guessed purple, due to my zeal for a good purple pad and matching pen, but no. I really only go for the purple because no one sells note pads in periwinkle. As we were going around the circle I was thinking and thinking about why I love the color so much. I supposed it was because it is such a calm color, but that doesn't really seem like the reason. My turn came around so I shared my color and didn't have much to say but that it's just a great color. Lame. Shortly after that I got The Call from the babysitter (Bundle was ready for my return) and headed for home, still pondering the value of periwinkle. I just kept thinking how much I love that perfect balance of color - it's so hard to get it just right. Not too much red, or you've got lavender. Not too much blue, or you've got, well, blue. A perfect balance. Balance. Ah ha! Balance! THAT's why I love it! It was a total insight into my soul - what I'm striving for is perfect balance. It's a constant effort: balancing being a mom with being a wife, finding time for me but not being selfish or absent, between cooking and savoring fantastic food and just plain eating too much, between giving into my creative mind and never creating anything. Not an easy place to rest, that's for sure. I think periwinkle gives me hope that the perfect balance of life can in fact be pulled off and the result, though not easy to attain, is one of great beauty, calm and strength. Worth it.
So...is it wrong if I go buy a new periwinkle outfit or purse or something to remind me? Oh no, wait, I have to balance spending too much money with being slightly nuts. Okay, I can do this.