My friend Dana posted this picture of a purple door on his facebook yesterday and I fell in love with it! I love Victorianna and I especially love purple! Oh, and I have a thing for any sort of portals and tween places.
I asked Dana what the color meant and he told me that the color indicated a witch lived there.
Now that’s my kind of door!
He also added THIS explanation much later in the day.
Anyhow, my husband works in the lab next to my office so I invited him in to see the door. I didn’t expect him to like it since he can be pretty conservative in many ways and, let’s face it, purple doors just aren’t. I was just hoping…. You know? But guess what?
He loved it!
Testing this, I asked him if I could paint our front door like this and I nearly fell out of my chair when he said “Yes, absolutely!”
Now I must hurry to get the paint before he can change his mind or the rains come.
Interesting he said “Yes” for another reason. Last year (or the year before?) when I painted the deck railing royal garnet and black without asking him first – since there could be no denying it needed a paint job – he liked it a lot but balked at my painting the door royal garnet. Royal garnet is a rich dark red, the sort you see a lot in Chinese architecture, and red symbolizes welcome. He didn’t say why; he just said no.
Yet he criticized the house design I was working on the other evening as being unwelcoming because I put the main entryway on the side rather than the front. Go figure! Now he wants me to be welcoming?
I told him that an unwelcoming front, also hidden by trees, was fine by me because I wanted my privacy at home. I might want to run around nude without the neighbors stopping to stare or calling the police, you know?
But purple is a better color. I am a witch and I love the color purple.
Jeb’s being very open to trying new things lately, so either the color purple is resonating in him or maybe it’s that whole “Once in Blue Moon” thing. He even volunteered to try plantains after I showed him a picture Nciteful had posted of a fried one:
Doesn’t this look yummy?
Wasting no time, I hurried and got some plantains for dinner last night: straight ones still green but just starting to turn yellow. I peeled them, sliced them vertically, and fried them (flat side first) in a mixture of coconut oil and margarine, seasoning them with Johnny Season Salt and a good sprinkling of cinnamon. And he loved them! Even said he liked them better than potatoes and I was welcome to do them again any time I wanted.
This, despite the fact that I burned the rounded side. See, the flat side took a fair amount of time to turn nice and crispy golden… 15 or 20 minute, so I assumed that, like chicken does, that the other side would take just as long. WRONGO! The other side cooked waaaaay faster than I thought it would. But it was still good on the flat side. Just had to scrape the burn away…
Ah well! You live and learn…
…to find your PURPLE side!
Have you found yours yet?
Eureka says I!