I think I have used this title before.
So, I have told you before of my love for this poem
Mostly because I have skipped everything from “But now…”
Well, recently I was reminded of a song a friend posted to Facebook, and I was reminded of how much I love the song, to me it is the most romantic song in the world.
See, I hear this song and it makes me think he is saying ignore everything from “But now..”, be crazy, do what you want, don’t worry about what people think, I love you just as you are.
Admittedly I do not know what the Russian (maybe??) says so that could have changed the whole song for me from the start, but I went and googled the story behind the song (looking for confirmation of my view), well, I was wrong. I seems that the song was written about a mental ex-girlfriend when she was acting like the crazy old lady upstairs who always wore purple, so he is saying “you are acting so crazy you may as well be the old lady upstairs and start wearing purple now”
So I have decided to continue wearing purple and remember that art is in the eye (ear ?) of the beholder and stick with my romantic notion.