A Pop of RedPosted: February 3, 2013
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.
I wonder why we have so little red. It’s not my favorite of all the colors, but I don’t dislike it, either, unless it’s contained in clothing that I have to wear. Red is not a good color for me because I already have so much red going on in my own coloring.
It’s still snowing here in the Bogs. I’m thinking about going skiing in just a bit so I’ll keep this post short. A spot of silliness shouldn’t be lengthy. That would be beside the point, and beyond a spot.
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