I’ve always considered the colour, fuchsia, to be a rather sentimental one ever since my childhood. I remember being 5 and a fellow 5 year old had offered my best friend at the time, Permida, a bougainvillea which is a gorgeous blush-purple colored flower. It was a simple gesture, but it was such a sweet surprise for my best friend, it evidently touched her heart.
Looking at bougainvilleas evoke that very memory of my childhood. It’s a soft reminder that any gesture, big or small, is purposeful and meaningful.
On that note, we often associate the shade deep red with romance. But, I personally find the colour fuchsia to be a more accurate portrayal of what love would look like as a colour. Fuchsia is a blend of two rich colors, pink and purple, with an undertone of coral red. Pink reminds me of those rather rare, special sunsets you see where there’s a glimmer of soft pink on the horizon. Whereas, purple is this deluxe and unique harmony that bridges the passion of red and the power of blue together.
It’s rather mesmerizing, I’ve never seen fuchsia look the same twice, as there’s always a new visual to see. And that should be the very essence of every relationship, a new, never-ending depth to be discovered in your partner.
More than that though, bougainvilleas have become symbolic for more than romance, but the significance of the small.
Bougainvilleas itself are pretty minuscule flowers, they barely cover up my palm, but its beauty is undeniable - a small reminder that bigger, doesn’t always mean better.
Not only that, but it's the small random acts of kindness that count, the tiny things in life are what truly matters - and it was this tiny, 4 year old boy who was the first individual to make me realize that. - a.m️
Have a good day!
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