Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence? -Sathya Sai Baba

Monday, March 19, 2012

Old fashioned colors

A woman walks by in a coat the color of Pepto Bismol, with just a hint more red. "Puce" would probably be the technical term, if I were a visual artist or an interior decorator, or even if I weren't.

It's an old-fashioned color, the color of graceful porcelain roses on my grandmother's shelf. Mid-twentieth century middle brow elegance, harkening back even further, to pre-faded Edwardian kitsch.

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