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What color do you feel like right now?

Today I couldn’t decide what to write so I picked up my book of writing prompts, and thumbed through till I found one that inspired me to write.

Right now I’m feeling purple.  I thought for a moment I might feel green, but no, it’s definitely purple.  Why?  I don’t know.  Purple is a color associated with wealth, and power, you might even say it represents ambition, but I’m not feeling particularly strong, well off, or motivated today.  As a secondary color, it combines red and blue.  Emotional symbolism represents blue as sadness and red as anger, but I really don’t feel sad and angry either.  Regardless of how little sense it makes, I am definitely purple today.

Purple is not one of my favorite colors.  Mix in too much red and it gets pink, mix yellow with it and it turns a desgusting shade of brown.  No, I am not a fan of purple.  I would rather be orange, my favorite color.  Orange is energetic and fun.  Orange is the color of sunset, and fire, and falling leaves.  Orange means cool weather, and my favorite holiday, Halloween.  Orange is the color of the light while sitting bundled up by the fireplace reading a good book, or cuddling with a loved one.

Still, purple is how I feel, and it’s not going away any time soon.  I can feel it settling in for the long haul.  I am going to have a purple day, and there’s nothing to do but try and enjoy it, what ever it leads to.

Do you feel colorful today?  What is your favorite color, and why?  Comments are always welcome, so feel free to share, and as always, thank you for reading.  Have a wonderful day!



Hi, my name is Jen, and I am a bisexual, bipolar thirty something woman, with OCD and SAD. I love to write, draw, and take pictures. I also have a passion for how the human mind works, and I love studying the effects our biology and environment have on our psychological makeup.

One thought on “What color do you feel like right now?

  1. Purple is a perfectly good color. It’s your little sisters favorite and the favorite of many a little old lady. It’s is the color I associate with springtime and warmth but not heat. It’s an odd color because it contains both a warm hue and a cool one, much like green. To me it’s a sort of not quite true peace, like white, but contains a hint of pending gentle restlessness. I quite like it upon occasion, depending on what other color it is accompanied by. My favorite combination is orange and green made gentle by a wash here and there by royalty in purple hues, adding a calm stillness to wild abandon.

    As to favorite colors, people thought for years that my favorite was red, partially because I told them so, and partially because according to the personality studies I have participated in I’m flaming red… I guess people can tell that and usually associate that color with strong personalities like mine. HOWEVER, I really don’t have a favorite color. I love them all.

    Today I feel brown. The kind of deep rich earth brown. The deep dark color that promises good things and has delivered bounty in the past but at present is sitting fallow, not too patiently awaiting spring rains and the firm but gentle hand of the Gardner to place seeds within it and nourish it with warm sunlight and gentle sprinklings of moisture. Yearning to produce a bountiful harvest but understanding that the time is not quite right… yet. Still too cold. Thus speaks the hope of a waiting soul.

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