Friday, May 22, 2015

Why I love purple

Purple is Quinn’s color.  She was born in February and her birthstone is an amethyst and her birth flower is the violet.  The shade I identify the most with Quinn is a bright, brilliant, deep purple.  You will see that color on any page of my blog!  When I searched for “what does purple mean” online, the response was: “This color relates to imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.”  Not only is purple Quinn’s color, but it resembles my relationship with her too.  The page goes on to say, “The color relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality.”  It is as though purple is the only color that fits and reflects how I honor Quinn, daydream of her, and yearn for her.

We included purple in her memorial and I continue to honor her with the color purple each day.  Purple was once a color that didn't speak to me, but now it has so much meaning.  When I see people wear purple, I like to think they are paying a subconscious tribute to Quinn.  A little smirk crosses my face because I wonder if their subconscious told them to wear purple because they knew they would be crossing paths with me. 

I have had a few “coincidences” with the color purple.  My sister and brother -in-law dedicated a special brick to Quinn at Paving the way to Bo’s Place and the director who met with us was wearing purple.  It’s almost like she knew that we were coming and wore purple to honor Quinn.  But the remarkable thing was that she didn't!  Just a lovely coincidence that brightened my day.  At Quinn’s memorial, my boss wore a brilliant purple tie – exactly the same color purple that I identify with Quinn.  My friend said she was counting the many people who wore purple to her memorial and it was almost unbelievable.  How did they know?!  I think their subconscious told them to honor Quinn. 

When I see purple, use purple, or wear purple, it is a way to honor Quinn and celebrate her.  So the next time you wear purple, give a little smile because even though you don’t realize it, you are honoring my baby and filling my heart.  Thank you.  

Is there a color that represents your baby?


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