Pink

I always knew of David Byrne as the singer in The Talking Heads.  I never knew he also wrote so well.

Here, he writes an interesting piece on the color pink.  I never knew that

pink was actually considered a color best suited to boys until as late as the 1950s. Blue was the girlie color.

But I do disagree with Diana Vreeland’s assertion that pink is the navy blue of India.  By which she means that

just as navy blue in our culture tends to signify conservative respectability, pink exemplifies tradition and balance in India.

It is only in religious contexts in which I remember seeing significant quantities of pink in India and there too, the colour primarily appears on flowers.

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