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Wear your love like heaven.

I was doing some research on my long lost love; carthamus pink. A Windsor Newton Gouache discontinued years ago. the dye derived from safflowers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safflower Discontinued not because of toxicity but because the color is highly fugitive, fading when exposed to light. Are great loves damned by the God’s to be fugitive?

I was right that it’s a dye which is why it stains my fingers, but not on it’s toxicity. It’s an ancient natural due, one of the earliest known pigments derived from safflower. I’d thought it was an aniline synthetic dye http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aniline  considered to be toxic.

Carthamus acid is the natural dye used to make the lovely carthamus pink. The safflower gives her the beautiful warm pink undertone which is impossible to duplicate. She has an even more beautiful sister, Rose Carthmene, a beauty so mythological and fragile she can never come out during the daytime and can only be seem in fleeting glimpses in the evening. Songs have been written about her beauty. I’ve only seen her only once, many years ago and think about her all the time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_Your_Love_Like_Heaven.

Color in sky, prussian blue

Scarlet fleece changes hue

Crimson ball sinks from view

Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love)

Lord, kiss me once more

Fill me with song

Allah, kiss me once more

That I may, that I may

Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)

Color sky, havana lake

Color sky, rose carmethene

Alizarin crimson

Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)

Lord, kiss me once more

Fill me with song

Allah, kiss me once more

That I may, that I may

Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)

Cannot believe what I see

All I have wished for will be

All our race proud and free

Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)

Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)

Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love)

Lord, kiss me once more

Fill me with song

Allah, kiss me once more

That I may, that I may

Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)

Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love)

Carmine

Carmine