Monday, May 1, 2006, May Day
It was a crisp sunny day in the Big Apple, spring in full bloom.
I chose to wear the color lavender as I went out to run some early morning errands. Making several stops along the way, I did a double take as many other people were also wearing the same color.
My final stop was at a Chase Bank, here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where I live. I walked over to my favorite teller, Irina, and was surprised to see that she was also dressed in lavender. Looking over at the other tellers, I noticed that they were also wearing the same color, just different styles.
"What's going on?" I asked. Chase employees are now required to dress in a lavender shirt or top which comes with the bank insignia on it. Irina mentioned that these 'uniforms' were more costly than her normal work clothes, now relegated to her closet.
Nature of Lavender: Purple and its lighter lavender shades has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious.
Culture of Lavender: While purple is the color of royalty, lavender is the color of femininity. It's a grown up pink.
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