At Sol, one part of the wall is painted in magenta.
This color, discovered by Goethe, is a combination of red and violet,
which respectively are the lowest and highest colors of the visible spectrum.
Red is most heavy with long wavelengths signifying Roughness.
Violet is light with short wavelengths signifying Delicateness.
Hence, in Japan, violet is commonly used to represent the highest rank.
The words, “reason is formed by the height of culture and the height of animality” represent this ideology;
when the extremities of the vulgar and the refined exist, instead of combining both and diving it in half,
it is the intuition of going both directions simultaneously.
This is what is referred to as the Middle Way in Buddhism, meaning when exact opposites exist,
one does not take what is in the center but encloses them both.
Sol’s aim to synthesize the man-made, contemporary and western, with the natural, antique and eastern,
alludes to the meaning of the color magenta, which signifies a mixture of opposite colors.
Thus, magenta is the symbol of the Middle Way.

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チェさんのような、田舎暮らしに憧れます。今一緒に住んでいる彼にも、それとなく「郊外で暮らさない?」と提案してみているんですが、彼は都内の仕事が忙しく「そういうのはもっと先の話」と言っていて、まだまだ遠い道のりのような気がします。彼が田舎暮らしに興味を持つ、なにかよい方法はないでしょうか?

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なんで、それとなく、なのよ?アンタもカレも似た者同士なのよ。カレはカレで、もっと先・・・。そもそもなんでアンタは田舎に住みたいの?憧れってなんなのよ?人がやってるからしたいの?はぁ?って感じよ。正直になってごらん。今、行き詰まってるんじゃないの?だから環境を変えたい。違う?カレはカレで、もっと先。その先っていつなのよ?それとなく、ではなく、ハッキリと、先ではなく、今、を大事にするべきね。

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