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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そして忘年会

友人宅でひっそり忘年会。
Wolfgang Tillmansの写真集と、オモロくなかったエロビ(失礼?)を、少し遅れてクリスマスプレゼント。そしたらパンツ(アンダーウェアの方ね)をもらいました。実用が大事。

昼過ぎからグウタラグウタラ、佐渡の第九と高田純次の適当伝説鑑賞会。気付けば夜中。
時間って経つの、早いねー。

仲良ければ仲良いほど、相手に自分を大事に思ってもらいたいもの。でもそれは単なる自分の希望、押し付けたところでどうなるもんでもないから、大事に思う相手を自分が大事にすること、しか結局はできない。
そう思える相手がいっぱいいてくれることがすごくありがたく思った年の暮れでした。