A Pop of Red

And a spot of silliness

And a spot of silliness

I’m so fortunate to be red!  I’m fiery.  I’m strong.  I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted.

I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will.  So, I draw attention to myself.  I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness.  How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being!  Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken.  Behold how wonderful it is to live!  Behold how wonderful to see.  I am everywhere.  Life begins with and returns to me.  Have faith in what I tell you.

~ Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Today’s CaptureYour365 challenge is “A Pop of Red.”  I had a lot of trouble with this one because there is very little red in my home.  I was hoping to find something I could place in the snow to make it pop, but the only available red in the house happens to belong to the cherry tomatoes who asked me not to take them out into the cold.  Rather than skip this one completely, I decided to play.  Nothing great came of it except for a few smiles and some amusement.

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