Pass this to the team of philosophers studying the meaning of the name of our new messiah. After Beyonce and Jay-Z gave their first born the name of the champagne room at The Blue Iguana, theories as to why they gave her that name ranged from, “Hos named her after a tree covered in Smurf jizz” to “Hos are obsessed with the color blue and number 4.” There’s a new theory out there and this one comes from the mother of the infinite blue light of holiness herself. Beyonce slapped a passage from Rebecca Solnit’s “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” onto her Tumblr page and The Atlantic Wire (via Crunk + Disorderly) thinks it unlocks the meaning of Blue Ivy™ Carter’s name. I don’t know about that, but I do know it will unlock the meaning of the eye roll you’re about to make. The Atlantic Wire broke it down for us:
“The world is blue at its edges and in its depths,” Solnit writes in the passage Bey posted. “This blue is the light that got lost.”
It’s the opening to “The Blue of Distance,” the second chapter. If Beyoncé read past the opening passage, then she understands the depth behind the chapter’s name.
Solnit sees value in cherishing the desire she associates with the color, instead of treating desire as “a problem to be solved.” Or in other words, looking into the “blue of distance” without wanting the distance to go away.
File that under: Beyonce Has Had WAY Too Much GOOP In Her Life. But seriously, Beyonce probably just Googled “Blue” and “deep shit” and after that passage came up, she threw it on her Tumblr page to give bitches something to blog about. And I fell for it.
Beyonce can try to throw us off the trail all she wants, but we all know she either named Periwinkle Fern after the belly rash she got from wearing that pillow all those months or after the secret password needed to get into the Illuminati’s lair. You tried it, Bey.