Friday, April 8, 2011

"Pink"



"I love the color pink.
The softest blush of pink,
baby girl pink
bubblegum pink of the 1930s
hot pink of the 60s.
For me, pink represents calmness, sweetness, softness, whimsy,
all things girly and the persevering strength
of women."

These words are written on the inside cover of my altered book
titled "Pink"  pictured above.

I collect things that are pink.

Inside the pink drawer of the button box:

And I have a thing for the 1930s and 40s.  I was born in 1949
and somehow those eras became part of my heart
and soul.


Pink makes me feel pretty.


When I was about 12, I had a pair of pink ballet flats
that I wore until they fell off my feet. 
I put cardboard on the inside when the holes in the
soles appeared and painted them with pink
shoe polish so the cracks in the leather
didn't show as badly.
I'm on a mission to find another pair.

One day my mother gave me a pink and black dress that she had
worn, I'm sure to play dress-up in, and to her horror
I wore it to the park wearing it with my pink ballet flats.
A boy I went to school with looked at me and said,
"Why are you wearing such an old-fashioned dress?"

I looked down at my dress and said
"Because it makes me feel pretty."

It still does.

1 comment:

De Anna Welch said...

Isn't pink such a happy color? I can't look at and not smile. Maybe thats just me but it' been at the top of my list of favorite colors since I was small.
See we are sisiters!!
xoxoxox
Dee