I have never like purple, of any shade. Until now.
Lilacs and lavenders have become my go-to hues. My bathroom is encased in lavenders and sage greens. My kitchen was transformed into a Parisian inspired wine room of every grape infused color from the California wine country of hills of Temeculah to the Italian vineyards of Tuscany.
I infuse lavender essential oils throughout the main floor of my home to instill calm and feelings of good will. I even tried my hand at growing lavender plants last spring. No luck with the outside plants, but my indoor pots overflowed with lavender for several weeks. With any luck my next exterior harvest will take over the front lawn to serve as my gardening attempt for 2018. Not wildly enthusiastic at the art of green thumb activity, my hope is that lavender growing will be as tranquil as the plant it represents.
During my holiday binge watching of Gray's Anatomy, I noticed something extremely appealing in an episode when Izzie was hospitalized. Yes, I realize this is a fictional story and cinematography allows many privileges with story lines, but I love that Izzie's hospital bed was made up in pretty, feminine colored lavender sheets.
Why? Because the color lavender is soothing. It is not an old lady's color, but it is as comforting as most old ladies.
And isn't comfort what we all seek? Whether in old age, sickness, distress, or Monday morning blues, comfort is the one commodity of which there isn't enough.
While purple represents royalty, lavender represents beauty and femininity. Lavender has been referred to as the “grown-up” pink. I used to think that as well. Now I understand better that lavender is just a more mature "pink". The color has nothing to do with chronological stigma. It is a badge of nobility. While I still admire shades of pink, I feel that I have earned the honor to wear lavender.
Warning - When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
Several years ago, I played around with gemstones and "magical" rocks and I truly believed (and still do) n the healing powers of some of God's most mysterious creations. After talking it over with my then romantic interest he surprised me with a huge amethyst ring. To him this meant some type of commitment. In my eyes, I saw this as some kind of warning. Wish I had followed my instincts on this one. Instead I threw away the ring. Now I am looking for the perfect amethyst to use as medical supplement instead of romance. Those of you with MS know that we Warriors reach out to anything that might ease the ramifications of our disease. Since amethyst means "without drunkenness", I have to wonder how wearing that stone might alter my dropped foot and drunken walking gait. And...it is a pretty purple.
I no longer make New Year's resolutions, but I am a firm
believer in personal affirmations of improvement. There fore,
I am always looking for ways in which I can fight the good
fight against multiple sclerosis.
So, I pledge to pay more attention to the healing
powers of the color purple, the amethyst, and to pampering
myself with the often painful torture of physical exercise.
It is one thing to KNOW how exercise improves my physical
health. It is another thing to actually practice that knowledge.
Tomorrow I will devote time to stretching these spastic
limbs and soothing my soul with lavender oil and the
essence of comfort. This is My MS so it is My attitude that
directs the course of the disease. I know this. I have
preached it for years. Somewhere in the last few months,
though, I have forgotten to practice those words. Hello, Lisa.
Glad you're back.
I also need to tell my fellow MS sisters and brothers that I am
looking into starting a different blog site for my writing
escapades. It becomes very confusing trying to keep my MS
blog separate from my thoughts on writing. I know there is
way to do this, but this little pea brain just cannot wrap logic
around the issue. If any one has advice on which layout to use, I
would be grateful. Blogger has served me fairly well, but I am
still not comfortable with it.
Well, since we do not own time, mine has elapsed for now. See
Happy New Year!