People relate colours to their moods or emotions at any particular time. But, for me, colours remind me of my favourite food and the nature around me. Right since I can remember, dark brown has been a favourite. As a kid, when I walked down a street, vehicles, buildings, even clothes in this colour caught my eye! I was very attracted to the colour, though, I know not why!
As I grew, I realised the colour reminded me of my favourite chocolates – the bitter chocolate. Its rich, dark brown colour has always had a magnetic effect on me and aroused my taste buds like nothing else! I find the sin food almost orgasmic in nature. I have this dazed look in my eyes when I watch the chocolate sauce being poured onto the pristine white vanilla ice cream! It simply makes me go weak in the knees!
I love the colour so much so, that even my lipstick and nail paints have to be in brown or its different shades! Each time I apply my lipstick, I feel as though I am smearing my lips with my beloved chocolate! Even as I write these lines now, I am salivating at the mere thought of the sinful Black Forest Cake, and the dark chocolate pastries and the chocolate sauce sitting snug in my fridge, waiting for me to bring it out and pour myself a spoonful! Mmmmmmm….!
Next comes the aquamarine blue. Oh my! I just have to bring the shade to mind and instantly the sparkling blue waters of the ocean flash before my eyes! The endless stretch of virgin golden sands, with pretty shells sprinkled all over and the aquamarine blue waters that kiss the horizon, and me, of course, relaxing on a beach chair, with a wide-brimmed hat protecting me from sun tan and a book in my hand – sheer bliss! Now, who wouldn’t want to be in such a place!? Tell me.
I so love this colour, I tend to choose outfits or sarees in this hue! Just imagine draping yourself in a silk saree in aquamarine blue, a matching or, maybe, golden blouse stitched in some sexy style, dangling blue and gold earrings and a dash of dark brown lipstick. And, you are done; ready to paint the town blue…err, red!
There are many more colours that I like: white, olive green, baby pink, ochre yellow, maroon and, yes, black. The colour defines magic and mystery. Imagine (again!) being draped in a black chiffon saree, classy diamond jewellery, and yes, my dark brown lipstick ( but, of course!), and you are sure to cast a spell on every eye in the room. What say? My mother would beg to differ, though. She never approves of my black outfits. According to her, black is not even a colour. Many an arguments I have had with her when I went shopping during my college days. Now, she has given up. She knows it’s pointless arguing with me on certain matters.
Ah, I feel so tempted to go shopping now. However, that is not possible right at this moment Sigh. I guess, I will just go and find that stash of chocolates I have kept well hidden in the fridge. My taste buds have been crying hoarse since I aroused them with all that chocolatey talk!
A BIG thank you, Mayuri, for the prompt! I so enjoyed writing this post. It has made me feel bubbly and happy again!