There’s plenty of gray, really. One of the motivations behind Zocalo’s beginnings–and continued existence–is to provide contrast to the abundance of gray in an Edmonton winter. We’ve always been about sharing colour, life, fun and surprises. We do little in the monochromatic schema. You can go to any box store for that.
However, as we cleaned up from Valentines’ Day, we couldn’t resist. $300M box office proceeds aside, everyone knows you can’t buy love. We couldn’t help enjoying the irony of the left-over Valentine’s emptiness as we tidied the cooler. Left-over remnants, pretences to colourful romance…they just spilled out in an ironical gray bouquet.
The messy bits of real [colourful] life had to be sprayed out, but the blase of gray does have a bit of texture. So, we call it the not-Valentine bouquet, in shades of gray. Can’t really speak to the movie, but its fun to celebrate colour–in contrasting abstentia–from time to time.[Floral idea is credit to our old colleague Jeanette–who lives in Balbriggan, Ireland, who just made a lovely version in permanent botanicals.]