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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Q.
もう5年くらい付き合っている彼がいて、その彼のことはすごく好きなんですが、なかなか結婚に踏みきれません。一生ひとりの人を愛し続けていけるかどうか。離婚してしまうんじゃないかと不安です。

A.
なぜ今、そんな先の心配をするの?ま、離婚するでしょうね、アナタ。だってそうでしょ?離婚したいんですって話よ、これって。わかるかしら?愛していくのはアナタよ。なぜ自分を疑うの?愛することには努力が必要よ。人間誰でも嫌なとこくらいあるわよ。愛の反対は憎しみではなく、無関心です、ってマザー・テレサが言ってるの。ってことは愛って関心を持つってことなのかもしれないわよね。だったら自分にも相手にも関心を持ち続けることが大事なんじゃない?

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