Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Red

Red. Red seems to be the colour that cannot decide what it wants to be when it grows up. I mean, look! It's associated with so many things! And those things don't even have a lot in common. In my opinion anyway.

Love
Anger
Fear
Life
Femininity

Possibly a shitload of stuff more that I can't think of right now.

I do have my problems with these things. Does love even have a colour? And if it does, is it red? Red roses and all that? Well, okay. If you think so.

A few years ago I really didn't like red all that much. I think, I had a problem with the association femininity. I never wanted to be a girl, so looking girly or liking girly stuff was right out. Girls were those boring beings in school, who never ran across the schoolyard screaming while being a superhero and saving the world. They played Chinese jump rope (God, I just found this word online! WTF! Didn't even know there was something Chinese about it!) and other dumb, boring games. The boys in the meantime were allowed to get dirty all over and play the most amazing games evar! I wanted to be a boy. Obviously they had the better deal in life. So I always played with the boys, looked down on the girly girls and stupidly thought things would stay that way. Noooo, life is always in motion and nothing ever stays the way it is. The boys then reached an age, where playing with girls was totally uncool and out I was. So I had no one to play with. Of course I still didn't like the girls and of course they knew this and didn't like me. Troublesome.

But now I'm very grown-up, I guess. I'm a woman and I'm pretty okay with it. I'm not that sure anymore men have the better deal in life. It's just different for them.
My room is actually decorated in red and white and I love my room. My room looks really girly. Some years ago this would have been unthinkable. But now it just is this way and I feel really good.
I even own some red clothes now.


This post is also a part of the week of colours. Check out Francesca's Red and follow aaaall the links in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. It's good to come to peace with who you are - it took some "growing up" for me too, and now I love the color red :)

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    1. Hm. Not sure, if it was who I am... more what I am...
      Anyhow, now I just know I'm great! ;-)

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  2. Red is probably the best color ever. No real explenation why, it just is.

    Guys don't have it any easier in life than women. We have to try and figure out what you guys are thinking. Its damn near impossible, btw.

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    1. So it's your favourite colour. :-)

      I guess, as adults we all have our problems. But as children, it seemed the boys had less trouble and more fun.

      I always try to figure out what the Auction Winner is thinking. Also pretty much impossible, so what. ^^

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  3. Your best buddy!28 August 2012 at 17:37

    you're not just a woman! you're a beautiful one, if you ask me :D

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    1. Thank you! :-D
      It's great to have you reading my blog, my bestest buddy. :-)

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  4. I think the color love is red, because the heart is red too!

    When I was younger I wanted to be a boy too, I always played rougher and I had only one doll. Maybe because I'm surrounded with boys...brothers, uncles...neighbourboys....

    But those days I'm happy to be a woman!

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    1. Yeah, the heart is red, because blood is red. Blood is life, though, not love. That's what hearts look like without blood: http://berliner-stadt-blog.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/herz-plastinate-k%C3%B6rperwelten-ausstellungen.jpg
      Warning! If you're not into looking at dead bodyparts, don't klick.

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  5. What a lovely perspective on red! To tell you the truth, I hate red roses. I much rather have yellow or the peachy colored kind.

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    1. It's possible to dye white roses blue. Blue roses. Totally fake, but still... they look great.

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  6. Japanese girls have always said I'ma "Red" which means fire..I take it to equate to passionate...which is true so I'll take that compliment.....thank you very much.

    Love Red :)

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    1. Interesting. :-)

      But yes! Passion! It's also red! If we keep going, we'll find a lot more associations, I'm sure.

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  7. I always associated red as a girly color too. Isn't it interesting that we do that with colors? WE do that with so many things.
    Glad to hear you feel at peace now.

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    1. Yep, and baby boys can only wear light blue and baby girls can only wear pink. I hate that! Nowadays I don't give a shit about such social conventions.

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  8. I love how you say that life is always in motion....thank goodness it is.
    I remember being one of those girls that hated stereo types (i think I still do).. I'd play with the boys, wear blue and get down and dirty. I never liked the girly girl stuff.
    Now I appreciate it and I appreciate more that life is in motion and things change.

    p.s to answer your question I don't paint often but I had to get rid of the red - it was the wrong shade and it gave me a headache every time walked into the kitchen. Not a good thing seeing that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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    1. The common conception of happiness seems to be stagnancy. But being in motion makes a lot happier!

      I like the blue kitchen a lot more than the red one, too. :-)

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