Really red

Swan Island Dahlia Festival

Day 217, 2012 I looked up red in the Wikipedia. It’s probably the longest page I have ever seen.

Red is good, evil, romantic, patriotic, religious. It was used in some of the earliest paintings known to man. Dogs and bulls can’t see it. Nature sports it in fruits, vegetables and meats.

But my favorites were the idioms. See red, red faced, paint the town red. Red flag, to be in the red. A red-letter day, red-handed, roll out the red carpet and just more red tape.

I love bright saturated color and I don’t have a favorite color, so I never really thought about color like the people at Wikipedia.

Maybe tonight I will have red dreams.

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