Orange is a modern color. It is a popular choice for people signaling innovation and provides the best contrast with the old, trustworthy blue. I enjoy orange precisely because it plays so nicely with blue.
I promised my favorite picture from the Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. Click through to see it! Blue, blue, blue!
While green may be the color of jealousy, yellow is the color of greed. Yes, jaundice may occur to the innocent but in adults, it is seen as evidence of greedy excess. Midas may live in a golden world, but eventually greed catches up with him. Yellow is also, for odd reasons, the color of the media.
The next color in the series is Red. A strong, traditional color that has been available for fashion for millennia, it is easily obtained as pigments and natural dyes and has not been radically improved by the chemical age. The color of caution, risk and passion, red is a popular accent color.
I have been paying close attention to color since I made my switch to the black capsule wardrobe. How fun then, to watch a Spanish TV series about colors.
The final Quaker Testimony in the acronym SPICES is Stewardship. When I first hear this word, of course, I think of money. The proper use of the money intrusted to us as stewards of resources is of course an important aspect of this word. But what about time…or talents…?
The fifth Quaker Testimony is Equality. Here is something that I have spent lots of time pondering. As a child, I never could wrap my mind around the idea that I was supposed to be different and, more importantly, be treated differently, because I had XX chromosomes instead of XY chromosomes.
I have just completed a book considered Anthony Trollope‘s greatest: The Way We Live Now. RIght up there with MIddlemarch, LIttle Women and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the Guardian’s 2003 list of the top 100 novels of the English language, this humorous epic is a scathing take-down of the corruption of the Victorian Era. It is also a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun.
Capsule wardrobe was not one of the items included in my list of organizing principles for the 100 Day Challenge. Who knew that the history and purpose of the capsule wardrobe contained controversy?
I am going to confess, right up front today, that last night I had a setback and spent several hours reading news from all of my favorite news sites. I also ate some chocolate ice cream. I watched some Star Trek. I also cried.