Encaustic #8: In the Pink. We often use colors as references to how we feel. I feel so blue. I’m so mad I see red. It seems there is a black cloud over my head.
“In the pink” is an English idiom used to describe someone who is in the absolute best possible physical condition. People often use this phrase to describe someone who is in peak condition without any significant ailments worth mentioning. This phrase is often used to as a way to contrast someone who is not feeling well or has a variety of maladies. While the origin of “in the pink” as an indicator of health is hard to ascertain, the phrase can be traced back from when it was used to describe anything that was the best example of a particular group.
I think the colors you are surrounded by can influence your mood. Today I’m wearing gray! Oops. But the sun is out, the sky is blue and I’m looking at a beautiful, bright happy pink painting. No matter where you are or the condition (color) of your surroundings you can always find a color to lift your spirits. Look through a magazine or better yet, pick up a crayon and make your own happy color. You’ll feel so much better!