Applestar's suggestion - the Aster 'New England' - may be right though there are other blue ones. I see that Asters have many varieties with different shapes, sizes & colors. I've never grown them and for some reason I've always pictured them as having a long stem with a big red flower!
I think the world is full of incredible abuses of power at the moment and terrifying injustices, but there seems to be so much slack energy going into what I think is much smaller stuff. Andrew O'Hagen