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The Untold Relationship of When Blue Meets Harmony

By: Arc Romero

Graphics by: Vaughn Kyle V. Ostan

Photo by: Jemuel N. Reyes


Harmony. A familiar yet uncanny word for some. Familiar as it is associated with everyday things and experiences, such as in music. And uncanny as it is, definition and application may be too complex or broad to the point that even though we know what it is, we find it hard to express what it truly means. But as time passes by, one thing about the concept of harmony has been agreed upon by almost everyone; its color.


The color blue, frequently synonymous with the vastness of the sky and the profundity of the sea, has long been an image of harmony and oneness. It is the color that welcomes us at the horizon, where the earth meets the sky, and in this assembly lies a profound sense of being one. Blue’s soothing presence has the control to bridge every difference, bringing a sense of balance and unity wherever it's being used. 


Interestingly, blue is one of the rarest colors in nature. Its scarcity makes it a precious symbol, much like how harmony in a world is often marked by discord. Just as blue flowers or animals are rare and treasured sights to see, so too is the experience of true harmony in our societies. This rarity adds to the value of blue within the Pride movement, emphasizing the extraordinary nature of creating a harmonious community where everyone feels the value of being accepted no matter how rare one's characteristics and traits may be. 


This inherent relationship between blue and harmony finds a special place within the celebrations of Pride, where the journey for uniformity and acknowledgment echoes the peaceful and binding together of the substance of this color. 


Harmony is the balance of diverse elements creating a peaceful whole, much like the diverse identities and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. Blue, with its calming presence, reminds us of the need for peaceful coexistence and mutual respect, values that are at the heart of Pride celebrations and its celebrators. Pride events are designed to be inclusive spaces where individuals can express their true selves without the fear of judgment or discrimination. The color blue, symbolizing harmony, underscores the importance of creating an environment where everyone feels safe and accepted. Blue banners, decorations, and clothing at Pride parades serve as visual reminders of the community’s commitment to unity.


In a world often divided by differences, blue calls for understanding and the celebration of what gives harmony in our lives: our differences and rarities in life.


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