I had a very interesting encounter recently whilst waiting to have the new paint colours for my office mixed. Most of the time I am blissfully unaware of the colour of my hair and the effect that it has on people. On this particular day I was comparatively quietly dressed in mostly green, but I had forgotten the hair.
The lady next to me was a naturally bright and bubbly soul with a brightly coloured scarf. As I stood in line, I happened to view the colours she had chosen – they were wild, intense and vibrant. I was impressed, and before I knew it, we were in deep conversation as to how to achieve similar shades in hair colour and how we both loved to use bright colours at home. She approved of our new office colours too!
As it turns out, this lady was the well-known Canadian children’s author, Sheree Fitch, who confessed that as we stood there I reminded her most uncannily of her character Mabel Myrtle (who, not surprisingly, loves purple)!