"Up close, he was almost purple." Pam Jones from Bridget Jones Diary.
This is such a simple line from the movie. But it inspired a running joke between me and my husband. For years! Pam Jones was referring to her paramour. A colorful, make up challenged T.V. personality. Well, around the same time as the first Bridget Jones movie, (I still haven't read the book) there was a local T.V. evangelist appearing on commercials. And he was orange. I'm assuming it was a spray tanning malfunction. Thank goodness for small miracles of giddy joy. After that, any evangelist that had the misfortune of crossing our T.V. screen was always curiously purple. At least my husband thought so.
The funny thing is, Mr. Orange, A.K.A. Mac Hammond is back on the air. There was a fleecing of the flock scandal surrounding him around the year 2007. Mac was smacked by the hand of the media. I don't know if he was ashamed, but he probably turned a ghostly shade of white over that one. Now, he's back in action. He can be seen locally around 6:55 am on CBS. Ironically, I've been watching and listening with open ears. As it turns out, one of the characters in my novel is a Methodist minister. So when I saw a familiar super charged tan man grace the air waves again, I tuned in. I listened. And what he had to say was actually pretty inspirational. Go figure. Go Mac Daddy!
When I inserted one of Mac's quotes into a previous The Chorus of the Crows post my husband couldn't believe it. I think he thought I was one step away from joining a cult. Or was experiencing temporary insanity. Neither of us are church goers. Well, I never shoot the messenger. It's research, right?
I'll end this entry with a favorite literary line about color...
"It can't be denied your hair is a terrible red; but I knew a girl once-went to school with her, in fact-whose hair was every mite as red as yours when she was young, but when she grew up it darkened to a real handsome auburn." Mrs Lynde from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Don't get lost. Be sure to navigate over to Springtime in Magnolia for my review of the wayward book, Where'd You Go Bernadette.