This week Strawberry asks about out Favorite Color, which is always an interesting question for me because my favorite color is really a spectrum of them, and has been for some time. When I was a child, my favorite color was red - I know because I read what I wrote back then. By the time I could remember, my favorite color was purple because it was my friends' favorite color, and I wanted to belong. As a teenager and young adult, my favorite color was blue, and in part that was cemented when my best friend died and there was a blue named for her, which I now use endlessly when I have an opportunity to paint things. As time went on, though, I had to admit it was the colors in spectrum which really drew me, which I really loved, and now when asked I say my favorite color is "rainbow."
I've spent most of my career on Second Life looking for rainbow outfits, and by rainbow I don't mean "all the colors," I mean "arranged in a spectrum like manner". I find out of order or inharmonious rainbows deeply disturbing, the complete inverse of harmonious and spectral rainbows - like the ones below. You'll also get a chance to see back through the history from decent pictures to not very good pictures. It's an interesting retrospective, so I'm glad I had Berry's inspiration to pull them all together.
( More pictures here. )