Sunday, July 12, 2009

Color connecting with lavender & the emotion valve...

As I was sitting there completely basking in the uplifting lesson that was being taught @ church today I couldn't help but notice that this particular instructor always matched her displays to her outfit which happened to be a shade of purple.  You may have called the color in between a periwinkle & lavender.  I love the lessons that are taught for they always give a renewed sense to be a better person but because I connect everything with color I couldn't help but connect to an image I saw on my annual Sat. night trip to the grocery store.

{image via country living}
Even though it was a pretty image I thought it was pretty girly. I usually associate lavender or purple as one of the most feminine colors. A color that usually doesn't communicate to me very well except lately because you see I have been feeling extra girly. I mean I had already shed tears three times that day, two of the times legit & the other because I over heard someones husband on the phone with his wife being guided down the ice cream isle to make sure he brought home the right one that she must have been craving?  Well ok I didn't actually shed a tear but it made me feel all tender inside thinking about family relationships & how I've sent husband on many of late night trips.  You see I welcome tears outside of the few days that lead up to the cycle because they are usually more rational & the true tears usually mean that I can actually feel emotion. Let me explain....After I found out I was going to have triplets when the twins were only 22 months I thought surely my emotion valve would be shut off as I went into survival over-drive.  I thought for sure I was going to become numb to everything and become a complete zombie & that scared me.  I've been to that place before & I didn't like it one bit.  There is nothing worse than trading in empathy for apathy.  I prayed really hard that I would be able to feel through this whole experience & on the whole I'm happy to say I've been able to stay soft which I am so thankful for.  So in honor of soft, feminine girl power let's celebrate by looking @ lavenderish images of home decor but no tears necessary.
{found here}


9 comments:

laura said...

No tears indeed! Those images are gorgeous.
With my brod of boys, sometimes I feel like I need a "girl powers activate" mantra to run through my head. :-)

Laura Smith said...

beautiful!

Whitney said...

Awww nothing like some good old lavendar. I really like the one of the lavendar and green and the purple chairs... awesome!

kahlanne said...

Every shade of purple usually falls on my dislike list but several of your pictures are really inspirational to how well it can look. Thanks.

this blessed nest said...

loving the lavender & yellow! yummy.

so well written about the part of trying to stay "soft". not that i can compare myself to your situation at all. but i too at times need to remind myself not to get "routine" brain day in and day out. stop. smell. giggle. spill. tickle. run. needs to be in my everyday routines.
thanks!

Courtney Vance said...

Absolutely no more tears. I love, love, love the third picture from the bottom. So lovely.

Shannon and Carey said...

The purple couch and the purple zebra like chairs just called my name. I swear!

Annie said...

I've never really liked purple but you seem to find something beautiful in every color. I swear you should be the next host for "Color Correction" on HGTV.
As far as emotions go, I'm so on the same page as you. Sometimes craziness send me into apathy rather than the true emotion that I'm feeling. I'm glad you are embrassing the emotions and feeling fine about it.

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Thank you for my favorite color. Those photos are great. Enjoyed this post.

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