I’m doing something I don’t usually do today. I’m wearing a certain color for a cause.
Specifically, a purple tie for World Alzheimer’s Day. Why purple? I don’t know. But a colleague whose family has been touched by Alzheimer’s tweeted about it earlier today, and it struck a chord.
This is a new gambit for many advocacy groups and charities. (“Wear brown for Stamp Out Hiccups Day!”) The contrarian in me doesn’t like to be told what to wear, even if it’s for a good cause. But in this case, no one really asked. It just appealed to me.
Maybe I’m afraid of losing my mind.
But as many who know me might suggest, that ship may have sailed some time ago.