Red

My favorite color is red.

For a long time I was quite convinced that it was blue, or maybe green and after years of throwing one or the other after that question I stopped looked around, and actually thought about it.

My sunglasses- are red,

my favorite jacket – is red,

my favorite shirt – is red,

my favorite color of pickup truck – is red,

my favorite sweatshirt- is red,

my camera – is red and

when I dyed my hair for the first time in my life – I dyed it red.

Sorry blue and green, you are nice and pretty and calm, but you just don’t have that bright joy that red does.

When I took that time to stop and think about it, I also flashed to a long ago memory. I was walking up a steep hill at my parents’ house (all the hills there are steep) and someone asked me my favorite color. I can’t remember who I was with but I do remember thinking that my favorite color had always been red but that was sort of, well, a “boy” color and that I should choose blue or green (because even trying to fit in I’d never choose pink or purple). So, in my continual efforts to not ever have anyone look at me twice so I didn’t die of a serious case of shyness (before you feel outraged on behalf of my favorite color choices please know that I probably would have actually died of shyness at this point in life if people… you know… talked to me too much) I answered blue, or maybe it was green, and continued to do so for the next… oh I don’t know… 30 years. 

But I’m done with that. Blue and green are nice but I’m not as shy as I once was.

My favorite color is red.

And if you really think about it..

What’s your favorite color?

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8 comments on “Red

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Photographers love red, a splash of red in a picture just looks good. I thought I was a dusky pink person, but now realise I am yellow – my website, kitchen and bathroom are yellow, even my Ikea unit, I love splashes of yellow in the garden. But mainly I love bright colours – white is banned in my kitchen!

  2. Dani Heart says:

    When I was growing up…my favorite color was brown, and everything earth tone. But I love color, all colors, even my least faves. In my early twenties I liked soft rainbows and my favorite color became purple, closely followed by green, orange, and yellow. There are certain reds that I just LOVE and even some blues are totally amazing. I just love COLOR. 🙂

  3. Widdershins says:

    Green … the colour of hope. 🙂

  4. My favourite colour is purple, which was extremely interesting since my star sign says that that is usually a Libran’s favourite colour. I don’t wear it much though for fear of looking like a flamboyant magician or a person of time-travelling aristocracy everywhere I go! I’m glad you are celebrating your favourite colour, something like that should never be repressed but celebrated at every opportunity you can muster. Red and dead proud of it 🙂

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