Thoughts on the Color Red


Been watching the events in Egypt lately.  All that blood shed.  So relieved to focus on RED in a different way. 

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.  Heart disease is still the number one cause of death for women in the United States and not breast cancer as some might think.  This year the day falls one day after Chinese New Year.  For the Chinese, RED is a color of happiness and good fortune.  Chinese New Year is a time for celebrating.

RED in a few languages:
rouge
rosso
rojo
rot
crvena
rood
pula
pirs
merah
czerwony

Shades of RED: Auburn, Burgundy, Burnt sienna, Candy apple red, Cardinal, Carmine, Carnelian, Cerise, Chestnut, Coral, Crimson, Fire engine red, Flame, Fuschia, Lava, Magenta, Maroon, Persimmon, Puce, Raspberry, Red-violet, Redwood, Rose, Ruby, Rust, Sangria, Scarlet, Terracotta, Vermillion

So today I shall reflect on all those touched by heart disease.  I shall play with the color RED.
The color of passion, the color of energy, the color of love,
the color of life.