- I love rainbows
- I love colourful things
- I wanted my logo to have an uplifting symbol that makes people smile, and gives hope
- Red happens to be my favourite colour
- Cherries are red (all sorts of different shades of red)
- In colour-therapy, red is considered to be a balancing/grounding colour that is supposed to give courage and strength
Hand on heart I promise I had no idea at the time of all the other connections that rainbows have! Amongst other things:
- The rainbow is a symbol of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (their sexuality)/queer (LGBTQ) pride and LGBT social movement
- The rainbow-colored infinity symbol (right) is often used as a symbol for the diversity of the autism spectrum as well as neurodiversity in general.
- Note: I now believe that a large proportion of my older clients have undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
- Junior Girlguides are called Rainbows
- There's a fab UK children's charity called the Rainbow Trust
- A hard rock heavy metal band - not really my cup of tea!
And then, of course, there's the fab tv show called Rainbow that was a childhood favourite from the 1970s!
So I'll stick to the association with uplifting rather than ear-splitting images/things if you don't mind, and leave you with a photo taken today at Hampton Court Palace after my husband and I had proudly walked round the gardens to see all 15 fabulous unearthed gnomes (I helped create Umbriel of the Tiltyard, with my friends from the Fastminds and Unique ADHD Groups) - the best way to end a superb day!