Wow! Purple was everywhere today. A cheerful fellow at Pastries and Petals, where I went for my ritualistic Friday morning reward breakfast, sported purple suede shoes. Then on to work, stopping at the Earthbound Farm farmstand, with artichokes in bloom, lavender, and purple straw flowers, ageratum and dutch iris. Get to work and a friend’s baby girl is wearing a purple shirt! Then back home at lunch to make a table setting with purple glass vases, the purple cow, purple chopsticks, the riot of flowers, set on an old purple silk kimono against the Freida Kahlo purple-blue wall of the upper house. Also found photos of the blooming jacaranda tree in the Stanford University quad. Glorious!! All seemed to work in a serendipitous way. Huzzah for the royal color!

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