Red #fiveminutefriday

Five Minute Friday


Red is my favorite color.  I wear it like a badge, a memory.  It matched my ivory on my wedding day, it wove it's way into my hair in ribbons and bows.  It touched my shoes and shirts and everything in between.  It's the color of eyes, fresh from crying.  It's the color of blood, churning and pouring out of veins like a promise.  It's the color of passion, of heart stopping love.  It's the color of this laptop, the place where I tip-tap our words like whispers, like temptations.

When Anthony was born everything changed to blue.  Blue shirts and walls and bits of wrapping paper.  It's a natural progression, to love the colors of those you love.  But here in  my bedroom the comforter is till red, drawing me in again and again as my computer warms my lap and I try and think of the right words.

When I think of you, I see red.  I see held hands and soft kisses, the beginning of our beginning.  I wore red on our honeymoon.  I wore red on our first date.  I wore red on that first valentine when I first thought about loving you.  Red keeps the memories warm for us, red keeps.

22 comments:

  1. Oh a valentine of a Five Minute post, I love this!

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  2. OOH! Pretty image with the ivory and white. I love red too! the phrase" when I first thought about loving you" is great! hugs FMF friend!

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  3. Thank you lady! That means a lot coming from you <3

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  4. Thank you <3 hugs to you!

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  5. Mollianne Buster MasseySeptember 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Sweetness. Red is truly the color of love, isn't it?

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  6. beautiful words, girl. awesome.

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  7. A red love letter. Love it!

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  8. Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs.September 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Aww, I love it. Great post!

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  9. Your words make my heart smile, Megan :) So glad to call you friend!

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  10. I love this, to have such beautiful memories all tied together with a big red bow.

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  11. beautiful post! I love this! thanks for sharing! so funny how we can attribute color to important parts and points in our life. Have a great weekend!

    Linking up from FMF.

    Jessica

    http://mybeautifulli.blogspot.com/

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  12. Beautiful post... Love the last line: "Red keeps the memories warm for us, red keeps."

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  13. Best last line award. I have no authority to give it, and it's not even a real thing, but it's yours. "It is a natural progression to love the colors of those you love." So true. I had never thought about that. So glad I visited!

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  14. Thank you! You're making me turn red ;)

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  15. Thank you miss Karrilee!

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  16. Yes, when we have kids the color does change for a while :) I was hoping mine would be PINK, but I got BLUE as well :) maybe that is why BLUE is my favorite color .. but RED is great too .... thank you for sharing your FMF word

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  17. I do love the colors of the ones I love, never thought about that! I had red in my wedding too!!

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  18. "Red keeps." Oh how I love this. Your words are so flowing and vivid. So glad I clicked through (it was the coffee cup photo that beckoned).

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  19. Yes! Last line takes the cake. Love it!! All of it.

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  20. so beautifully written! I love FMF!
    and also love a girl with a Tardis cup!

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  21. Love this, I can see the memories. Such a special thing for you.

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