So THIS is what inspired Beyonce and Jay-Z to name their precious daughter Blue Ivy!
The singer posted a very "blue" excerpt from Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost on her Tumblr account, which reads:
"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of air, it scatters in the water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be whatever lies beneath it, but deep water is filled with this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue."
So is blue a representation of purity in Beyonce's eyes? The passage continues:
"The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of the land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue."
It sounds like — beyond being the couple's favorite color — blue is what makes the world beautiful and they hope their daughter will too.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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