It was raining sunshine (what a phrase) sarees on my timeline yesterday. The concept of wearing specific colours on specific days is new to me and credit goes to the pact for this enlightenment.
I have also been sceptical of buying and having yellows in my wardrobe. Always remember during college days I would take out a yellow dress and promptly change into something else. It is only now that I have warmed up to the shade. Yellow is so vibrant and full of life. The colour of the autumn leaves…the colour of the rising sun…the colour of hope…the colour of freshness. ..the colour of warmth.
So for a dinner yesterday …I consciously picked up this yellow and black printed pure silk which is light weight and falls like a dream. The yellow of the borders and pallu is bright. I read somewhere that yellow in combination with black creates one of the easiest colours to read and see from long distances . Makes me feel like a cab or a traffic signal right now!
In Egypt yellow was worn to signify the dead. In Japan yellow stands for courage. In some cultures yellow represents peace. Yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to come home from war in some countries.
An eye infection notwithstanding I didn’t miss this opportunity to drape myself in this sunshine yellow.