Periwinkle & Porn

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Aside from being my favorite Crayola color as a child, periwinkle functions as an emotion descriptor as well. The difference between feeling blue and feeling periwinkle is difficult to explain, but when you know it when you feel it — kind of like pornography — you know it when you see it.
Blue as defined above, can mean depression or melancholy. Periwinkle in contrast, can be defined as displaced angst.
Periwinkle happens when one’s cheerfulness encompasses a vague mist of loss. It’s seemingly impossible to put one’s finger on what exactly has been lost or gone missing, but there is a hint of the ominous involved. It is as if you know your joy will be short-lived or is perhaps even undeserved, and no one knows the reason but you.
Sometimes, even you may think you don’t know why you feel periwinkle, but on some level, you do. You know you do. You’re just afraid to delve that deep into your psyche and claim it.
Lies, guilt, and secrets play a huge role in the deep-rooted periwinkle emotion. That ever-looming fear of being found-out at any given moment can play hell with a person. The constant apprehension is maddening whether you are aware of the reason for your periwinkle-ness.
So, what does one do when periwinkle-ness sets in? Here are some suggestions:
1. Take a nap.
2. Consume one or more of the adult beverages of your choice.
3. Write about it.

Susan Marie Shuman/ SusanWritesPrecise
Periwinkle

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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