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It wasn’t lilacs, but peonies . . my very favorite cut flowers … that presented me with my first ethical dilemma in life. Looking at Darwin’s photo below, reminds me of an old man who taught me a big life lesson.
It was a warm and lovely spring Saturday in my tiny town. I was scheduled to go to confession at 4pm; my long, straight hair was freshly washed and bound in curlers. And yes, I admit this to you … at eight years old, I had lust in my heart … for Mr. Gilling’s peonies.
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Color Psychology of Pink
If pink is hot news this season, what does color psychology tell us about the impact of pink on our psyches?
I had no idea that a shade of pink known as ‘drunk-tank-pink’ is used in prisons, with the desired effect of calming inmates. Along the same line of thinking, apparently sports teams sometimes paint the visiting team’s locker room pink in an attempt to disable the testosterone-ridden resolve of their players.
There’s a problem, however. The calming effect of pink may have a short life span. Some research suggests that when used in prisons, inmates become even more agitated and angry after becoming accustomed to living in a pink cell, peeing in pink and generally spending all their time in a pink womb tomb.
Dr. Alexander Schauss, Ph.D. was the first to study the impact of pink on the human psyche. Dr. Schauss was impacted by the studies of the Swiss psychiatrist Max Lusche and set out to learn if color could cause emotional and hormonal changes in the human body.
In 1979, Schauss managed to convince the directors of a Naval correctional institute in Seattle, Washington to paint some prison confinement cells pink in order to determine the effects this might have on prisoners. Schauss named the color after the Naval correctional institute directors, Baker and Miller. Baker-Miller Pink is now the official name of the paint whose color has the following rgb code: R:255, G:145, B: 175.
At the correctional facility, the rates of assault before and after the interior was painted pink were monitored. According to the Navy’s report, “Since the initiation of this procedure on 1 March 1979, there have been no incidents of erratic or hostile behavior during the initial phase of confinement”. Only fifteen minutes of exposure was enough to ensure that the potential for violent or aggressive behavior had been reduced, the report observed.
The initial impact of certain shades of pink is disabling. Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, s(he) can’t, say researchers. The heart muscles can’t race fast enough, finding themselves tranquilized by the pink effect. However, once the pink effect wears off, some research suggests that a prisoner may regress to an even more agitated state.
Life Tips for Smart Sensuality Women
* If you want a raise, wear pink, make your case in 5 minutes, and leave your boss’s office.
• Same story for a divorce. In this case I would not only wear pink, but get one of those pink-hued lights and have the conversation at night. If this pink regression effect is for real, perhaps you should pack up the kids and stay elsewhere for the night. If your husband is abusive, get three pink lights for the confrontation and leave for certain. Perhaps you should take the lights with you. By now they will have the effect of waving a red flag in front of a bull.
Note that he will probably become contrite and loving at first. He will plead with you and promise to change. Stand your ground, pack up the kids and leave. I don’t give a tinker’s damn what Rush Limbaugh says about exhibiting feminazi behavior. Get to a safe place.
• Do not EVER wear any shade of pink to court, as I stupidly did a couple decades ago,