The Flower and it's hue...
Violets grow wild in the smokey mountains where I was born.
Those Pretty little sweet to eat petals are also infamously tough little flowers. Anyone who has ever had them growing in their yard knows that you pretty much cannot get rid of them (ANd why would you want to!!??)
This may have something to do with how I came to be called Violet shortly after having moved to NYC 14 years ago, as I have been known to be quite stubborn... hopefully in an entirely (or at least somewhat) delightful manner! :)
Violets come in an unusual variety of hues and styles and they possess a stunning history that spans continents, centuries and mythologies. they have played a roll in Persian, Greek and Roman mythologies, the romance of Napoleon and Josephine, legends of the Iroquois and that’s only the beginning.
the meaning and power of Violet
Violet is associated with humanitarian movements, freedom, alchemy, joy, justice and mercy and is the highest wavelength of the spectrum and the color of the crown chakra.
Leonardo da Vinci once wrote that meditation and prayer is ten times more powerful while sitting in the violet light shining through a stained glass window. Violet has also been known to develop imagination and creativity. While composing his operas, Richard Wagner surrounded himself with it.
Violet Absolute, the essential oil of the Violet leaf, has been used for centuries to alleviate anxiety, tension, headaches, depression and insomnia It is also known to be great for certain skin disorders and has been historically used in many perfumes as a fixative and also the main attraction
In short, this hue and it's accompanying flower has roots in exotic, romantic and poetic grounds which is why, in addition to having accquired the nickname, It has a starring role in my everyday pursuits