5 Minute Friday: Red

2013-09-06 15.09.11-1 (1)I wrote this post in the car while travelling south. Soon after we stopped at Cracker Barrel and I spotted this sign. So perfect. 🙂

I see the word and all I can think of is color. She’s my go-to signature. I was never like other little girls whose favorite changed at a whim. “What’s your favorite color?”  Red. Always red. It makes me happy just seeing her familiar glow.

Red is the burning sun as it says goodbye. She’s sweaty cheeks after hard work. Red is merry lights and celebration. Red tells us to stop and warns us of harm. She is an angry burn or a sweet wine. Born to shine, red is too bold to be hidden. She’s first in the spectrum, blazing the trail for the others to join her.

I’ve often wondered if I’ll tire of red one day… if I’ll ever find a new favorite. I have others I love, but I always come back to red. Red feels like home.

Five Minute Friday
Set your timer for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.  



  1. For me it’s always been green… Well written! What a wonderful celebration of a powerful color. 🙂

  2. Like Carolyn, green has been a favorite (most of the time) since childhood. Chartreuse has been a favorite for the last 10 years. but I do tend to have an hourly favorite as well, I just love color in all it’s hues.
    As for the 5 minutes of free writing – love the concept!

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