634. Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful. There is certainly a red for everyone. ~Christian Dior

If one says “Red” – the name of color –
and there are fifty people listening,
it can be expected that
there will be fifty reds in their minds.
And one can be sure that all these
reds will be very different.
~Josef Albers

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Red
Red is a fading sunset on the horizon.
It’s a burst of flame;
A spray of the fire leaping towards us.

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It’s the heat of the warm afternoon.
It’s a flickering flame of a tiny candle.
It’s the spark able to spread the wildfire of love.

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Red is the color of heat.
It’s full of passion.
It’s bold.
~Sunny Summers

For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love. ~Psalm 33:4-5   ✝

**Images via Pinterest; collages by Natalie

20 thoughts on “634. Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful. There is certainly a red for everyone. ~Christian Dior

    • Interesting you should say that. When I was in the 8th grade I had sneaked some red lipstick to school because my dad wouldn’t let us wear make-up and after putting it on in the bathroom, I walked out confident that it and I looked splendid. I hadn’t much more than cleared the door when the bell rang and I heard this young “full-0f-herself” teacher screech to the top of your lungs as students poured out of doors headed to their next classes, “Natalie, you shouldn’t ever wear red. It looks awful on you and makes your freckles stand out ever so much more.” I survived the humiliation, but I wouldn’t wear anything red for decades and forgiveness was very slow to come. In fact it took a mentor to help me finally put the sting of it behind me, forgive the woman, and wear red again which by the way is one of my favorite colors and according to lots of folks looks very good on me. Too bad the lady hadn’t met Mr. Dior! 🙂

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  1. Whoa–you are pushing that envelope–bold and daring to say the least 🙂 The kids always loved the color theory unit especially when we examined the psychology behind color–I would read to them the properties behind various colors and of the physiological effects on the human body and mind—with red being associated with sexual arousal, as exposure to red literally raises blood levels and stimulates arousal levels–it actually makes people feel warmer when exposed to the color—teenagers love that kind of stuff 🙂
    And it is funny as most young boys will tell you that red is their favorite color with pastels being more a favorite of girls—go figure 🙂
    Color Theory 101 🙂
    Much needed during the monotone of winter!!
    Hugs and love to a red hot mama in Texas 🙂
    from a chilly peach in Georgia–
    Julie

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    • Oh, I love to push the envelope. One of my sisters calls me eccentric, but I much prefer your bold and daring description. I would love to have sat in on your color unit. I absolutely love color and like Monet have to have it in my world, always, always! It has been dull and gray here for days and days and so I’ve needed to work with red to brighten up my corner of the world too. Hugs and love from a chilly “red hot mama” to you, my chilly Georgia peach. Spring’s a coming missy. I can feel in these arthritic old bones. Hee hee.
      Love, N 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, Gigi. I’ve had fun putting all these red “things” together and I’m not done yet. Since Valentine’s Day is on its way, I may just post red things until it gets here. I’d kill myself in to shoes too but I love them and sure wish I was young enough to give it a go. Hugs, N ❤

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