My Chemical Romance
This is how we fall in love. By Gyan Yankovich, who begins a new romance almost every day. Falling in love is one of my favourite things to do. There’s always something keeping me awake at night because it’s just so damn wonderful. I can fall for someone because my horoscope said I would that day, or because I’ve met someone who also thinks coriander should be added to most recipes. I spend my nine-to-five days falling for every beauty product to hit stores. These outbursts may seem random, but they rarely are. Or so I’ve realised since discovering that colours, sounds, and scents all affect our emotions.
Roses Are Red When it comes to the links between colour and the things our heart is fond of, it’s all to do with emotions and our internal energy system, according to colour therapist Pascale Osanz (spirale.com.au).
Not that the sleazy guy who tried to pick up my sister a few weeks ago would have realised this but judging by the less-than-impressive standard of chit-chat following his slurred opening line of, “So what’s your favourite colour?” I highly doubt he was asking because he knew our love for certain shades is connected to our subconscious. Now that would’ve been impressive.
The hues we’re drawn to at any given moment – like those we choose to apply to our faces or pull from our wardrobe – give away a lot about how we’re feeling. The colour orange, for example, is said to be linked to deep joy and sexuality, while purple is related to our thought patterns and spirituality. If someone’s feeling low, they’re drawn to this shade for that reason. Suddenly it makes perfect sense why that plum lip stain is our fave one day and our not-so-fave the next.