Friday, December 4, 2015

The Color Purple


"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.

4 comments:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi, I am a new follower - found you through the book review. I love to write, but have not done much with it - I did write a newspaper column a couple of years ago, but have not taken it further. Perhaps you will inspire me....
Love the Anne of Green Gables quote. You have to admire those back-handed compliments! I look forward to spending more time on your blog. - Karen

Latane Barton said...

You are such a delightful writer to read!! I am such a novice myself but truly love a writer who captures and holds my interest.

DJan said...

I sure didn't know what to expect from the orange evangelist. That's funny, and I am so glad you are not really going to join any cults. It might change you somewhat, and you're perfect just as you are! :-)

Marie C said...

Wanted to thank you for your newest review on Springtime, also! This is a delightful post, Sharon! Love the "use of color." :-)