It seems like everyone is deeply relating to their Pantone Birthday Color, except me. My month, October, is Lavender – Peaceful, Poised, Balanced. I don’t like lavender, and I’m just about the most anxious, awkward and unsteady person I know. And my day color, the ninth, I like even less. Smoky Grape. I don’t like purple, or even the flavor grape. Just thinking about it makes me grumpy, I’m so far away from anything smoky or purple. Maybe I was adopted and they didn’t know my real birthday so they just picked a day, maybe my real birthday is April 10th, or May 10th, or June 13th or the 23rd.