auspicious / suspicious
I have been accused of not liking blue.
I am the first to say we must be friends with all colors.
Though, now that I think of it there is a certain hue of blue that rakes on me like nails on a blackboard. It is the ‘awning’, or soda-can blue. Really, not to be confused with the potent cobalt that comes out of a tube, there is something different about that....
But, in design work (as LH may remember) I created a beautifully complete color story for an underwater installation with out touching blue.
I just thought this was interesting.
To my right sat a young business associate in a stiff navy-blue pant suit. She looked practically normal. That is, until she pulled a legal sized zip-lock bag out of her brief case. It was stuffed with half used lip sticks. I’m not good at the guess-how-many game, but I’m saying it was far too many for a lifetime use of one professional person. Staccato rhythmically, she grabs out a tube, pulled off the cover, screws it up to see the color, ‘tsks’ disgustedly, recaps it and clutches for the next stick. She does this over and over and over and over again, till she has seen and disregarded each color. She’s having an audible imaginary talking to with a peer.
You can’t make this stuff up.