#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

My Purple Passion

On top of the Martha Stewart glitter (yum!) and the sparkly gel pens I bought at Costco–primo–I have begun journaling with brightly colored ink. My favorite is PURPLE, and I intend to make a run to Michael’s for a fresh supply AFTER I’ve finished my page quota for the day.

I’ve been journaling for years, as many of you know. I have no illusions that anyone will ever read all that stream-of-consciousness chatter, much less benefit by it, but it’s vital to me. I like to get everything out of my busy, busy brain and onto paper, where I can–most times–get some perspective. I’ve always used either blue or black pens, and sometimes both, when I’m dialoging with myself. (I have never once, on this blog, claimed to be sane. :)) Recently, though, and with a great deal of fanfare, I discovered gel pens.

Now, my journals are filled with purple and pink and rich turquoises and dark blues. It rather reminds me of the scene in “The Wizard of Oz”, when Dorothy’s black-and-white surroundings are suddenly transformed to Technicolor. (Surely one of the greatest WOW moments in film history!) For me, it feels like an awakening, on a very deep level–have I been living in black-and-white? GIVE ME COLOR!

Metallic color. Vivid color. ANY color.

But especially purple!

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