Purple is my favourite colour and always has been. I liked it before it became the popular cool colour that everyone liked; I could never find things in purple but I certainly have no such problem now! It’s kind of annoying when everyone jumps on the bandwagon and takes ownership of your favourite colour; I feel like the mum who has had her babies to herself and then has to let them loose into the big wide world when they start kindergarten and school. I don’t want to SHARE, purple is MY favourite colour, you go back to pink, blue or green or one of those other colours that are now feeling neglected!
Purple Rain is one of my all time favourite songs; I was never a big fan of Prince in general, but the opening bars of that song never fails to send shivers down my spine and see me running to turn the volume up.
Purple is such a vibrant colour, full of intrigue and mystery; the colour of the early hours when the sky begins its transition from darkness to dawn. I saw her at her best standing on a frozen lake outside Tromso ( -12 degrees) when our family was lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis ( Northern Lights) , a magical, entrancing, dramatic display of lights
that danced across the sky. There are no words to describe this phenomena, but seeing it was a highlight second only to the birth of my kids!
It is made all the more special as there are never any guarantees she is going to appear; in fact many have travelled across the world only to leave without a glimpse.
The ethereal display began with a shimmer of green then danced into life with a myriad of cascading purples and greens. Then followed curtains, arcs and shooting rays; it seemed alive and it’s not hard to believe ancient people thought it was dancing Gods. A completely hypnotic display by Mother Nature that held us spellbound, oblivious to the cold, oblivious to all but the vivid demonstration of the Earth’s magnetic field interacting with charged particles from the sun.
Everyone should have this on their bucket list….
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