Yesterday I met a family who had come to the hospital for delivery. Since yester day was Friday they didn’t want the baby to be born. They were scared that if a male child is to be born on a Friday then it will bring bad luck to the family. But the ways of God is ……!!!!!. A baby boy was born to them and they were so sad.
Blue for boy babies and pink for girl.
Researchers say that in Britain in the fifth and sixth century’s boy babies were more prized than girls. The belief spread evil sprits would visit the cradle and harm or carry of a boy child. Blue a power colour because it came from the sky, would scare away this unwanted spirits. At that time, girl babies didn’t warrant a protective colour. Later in Germany, a widespread legend held that girl babies sprang from pink rose, and it became customary to dress baby girls in pink. That custom merged with the British one of dressing boys in blue and the fashion of blue for boys and pink for girls spread to other parts of western world.
Psychiatrists and designers have long recognized that colour can convey a specific meaning. A common example in western countries is the use of red as a warning. Traffic signals as red are an urgent command to stop; in the days of the cold war a red alert indicated a possible nuclear attack.
In our culture, red for danger comes possibly from the colour of blood or of fire. To the Chinese, red conveys happiness. Similarly other colors often mean different things in different places. For example black is our colour of mourning. In China, it is white.
Whether it is pink or blue, children are always bundles of joy. But occasionally they can be bundles of pain. Let us welcome them with cheer and happiness…