'blue Ivy' Name Explained
Earlier in the week, Beyonce released an extract of the novel written by Rebecca Solnit called ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost.’ The 2005 publication seems to be an indirect yet clear explanation as to why she named her first-born daughter Blue Ivy…
Bey put this passage on her Tumblr page: “The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the end blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us.
It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in the water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue.
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.”
Meanwhile, Beyonce has been giving advice to her husband’s latest protégé, Rita Ora. Musicrooms.net reported Rita as saying: “Beyonce comes into the studio when I'm recording. Beyonce's there for advice if I'm struggling with a lyric or concept for a song. I saw her the other day and she had her daughter in one arm and was still multitasking. She’s amazing."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)