Persistence of Pink and Blue

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It’s great what we do subconsciously sometimes. I was just going through the list of my posts on this blog, and noticed how my entries lately have been starting with an S… 3 posts and 1 draft! I just HAVE  been feeling a little S-ish lately… I even selected a book whose name started with an ‘S’ over one whose didn’t, when I couldn’t decide which to read first! (Dear writers, I know that is painful.) But this was only temporary. (I am more on ‘P’s now… Oh! The title of this P-for-Post!)

On a more permanent level, there are certain ‘patterns’ that people tend to feel more inclined with… Like how lemon flavour sells cozier than, say, peach. Be it souffles or sodas.

Like contemporary is a more “like-able” dance form than, say, krumping. There are certain things that just seem to gel better, and faster. And liked more. Similarly, there is a certain connect all of us (except Scrooge of course) have with the colours blue, and pink. An unexplainable link, that I believe is drilled only too deep to fathom.

“Blue is for boys, and Pink is for girls” has been battled enough already. But still, an easy 90% of baby clothes are blue or pink, with the merciful intervention of the yellow colour now. Moreover, pink has so much become a symbol of ‘prettiness’ that girls immediately become ‘soft’ and ‘feminine’ (yikes!) wearing it, and lately as boys have picked it up too, it makes them ‘sensitive’ and ‘subtly hot’ (double yikes)!

Also, I have successfully noted for three years now that after Holi (those who don’t know what that is, do a Google search or just live with ‘festival of colours’  please), the most prevalent colours, even after all the washing and scrubbing, are Pink and Blue! Okay, this is less with the psychology we were talking about, prbabaly science, but it is a fact!

Pink and Blue might just be ONE component of this ‘mystery’… Why do we do all we do? Why do we say all we say?… But it IS that some things just ARE drilled in. Like they are “our thing”. Like we have known them forever and period.

Do you know any more stuff that hooks on like this? Let me know. 🙂

Gowns!     Kid's room!


2 thoughts on “Persistence of Pink and Blue

    anjali said:
    April 23, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    yes,mothers correcting their kids.

    personally i am working on changing that and have reached the half way mark(or so i think).

      Ruchika responded:
      April 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      What you have reached (half-way) is removing the Persistence of Black and White from my closet, majestically!

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