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072. No Rain - No Rainbow

Dear Solmates,


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The past few days have been so so exhausting. I'm coming down from the end of the school year (one of the weirdest on record, thanks Covid!) and I'm also dealing with some RL stress. So I took a day to really sit with my feelings and take it easy. I'm not totally over it, but the most important thing is that I'm not totally under it, either, which means I've done well by just having a chill day to myself. I really am out here completely ignoring the fact I'm an actual real life INFJ and I need to recharge every once in a while.


Since it's Pride Month, I found myself wondering how the movement's icon became a rainbow. I had my own hypothesis- but wanted to check online. According to Wikipedia:


The flag was originally created with eight colors, but pink and turquoise were removed for production purposes, and since 1979 it has consisted of six colored stripes. It is most commonly flown with the red stripe on top, as the colors appear in a natural rainbow. Aside from the obvious symbolism of a mixed LGBT community, the colors were determined to symbolize:


  • life (red),

  • healing (orange),

  • sunlight (yellow),

  • nature (green),

  • harmony/peace (blue),

  • spirit (purple/violet)

The removed colors stood for sexuality (pink) and art/magic (turquoise).


I've thought about the pain, and loss, that members of the LGBTQ+ community have experienced collectively, and that made me think of rain - but I also considered the progress and hope for the future and that made me think of a rainbow, a fitting symbol. And really, that's what I tried to convey today, visually speaking, anyway:

Rainy days are inevitable - but the rainbow is just around the bend, Solmates! Until the next time our paths cross, be excellent to yourselves, and to one another!


Solfully Yours,

S.


Credits


Hair: DOUX - Cece Hairstyle @ Uber

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur.2.5

Body: Legacy (f) (1.4)

Outfit: [Aleutia] Brooke Top & Shorts @ Anthem

Rainboots: HAZEL - Galoshes - Yellow

Piggy: JIAN Playtime Piglets 2. Rainy Day Companion RARE

Umbrella: * Saraan * - We are equal . rainbow umbrella

Pose: FoxCity Rain Bento Pose

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