The Color Purple by Lisa Karmen

The Color Purple

I have been thinking about the color purple
In particular this quote from
The inimitable and amazing
Alice Walker:

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

Purple is a secondary color
Meaning it is made by blending
Two primary colors in equal portions
50% RED
50% BLUE

In the United States
The Country is 50/50
And now
The Senate is 50/50
So we are no longer
Republican Red
Democrat Blue

And, like all secondary colors
Our existence is dependent upon
The balanced blending
Of the two primary colors

From this point of view
We The People
Are actually meaningless without the polarity
There is a dynamic equilibrium
That is the essence of secondary colors
Understanding this
Is the way forward

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

So let’s begin 2021
Noticing Purple….
The purple of bruises
The purple of bravery (as in the Purple Heart)
The purple of nobility
The purple of calming energy
The purple of the crown chakra
That allows us to access higher consciousness

We are in the crucible
Of learning how to relate
In a new way
To our selves
And to each other
Let’s embrace purple
Let’s notice what we have in common
Rather than what divides us

The magic of Purple
And all secondary colors
Is that when you blend them
WITH the primary colors
You get tertiary colors
Which opens an unlimited spectrum of colorful possibilities

Here’s to Purple
And the collective power of
Society Building in 2021!

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”

“Propaganda is amazing. People can be led to believe anything.”

“When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.”

“There are ways that the spirit can be mended just as there are ways that the spirit can be broken.”

“As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I’m the Earth. I won’t give up until the Earth gives up.” 

All quotes by ALICE WALKER


Lisa Karmen is an astrologer, ceramic artist and teacher with a lifelong interest in healing and metaphysics.  Lisa has studied Green Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, Homeopathy, and in 2016, she earned the credentials to practice the ancient Japanese energy healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Lisa is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a focus in Psychology, Mythology, and Ceramic Art.