I often feel like I don’t fit anywhere, that the composition of myself is too varied or that too many things within myself are in direct opposition of each other to place me in the world. Â Someday I should write a post about all of my oxymorons, it would be humorous. Â With consideration to the fact that we are all completely different individuals inhabiting the earth, perhaps it is a secret of the universe–that we are all this way.
For instance, I love red. Â Like really,Â loveÂ red. Â I would say it is my favorite color since my other favorite colors aren’t technically colors at all (white & grey). Â To me, red is elegance and comfort all in one package, and it is quiet and enduring. Â Psychology says that people who are attracted to red are bold, aggressive, powerful, and attention seeking. Â I am none of those things and my idea of red is somewhat opposite of what the world says it should be.
I am quiet and internal and I struggle to get my words out. Â I feel overwhelmed in groups, tend to be a wallflower, and I really have to push myself and work hard at engaging with others when I meet them. Â I am not an attention-seeker. Â Yet I love red. Â I thoroughly enjoy wearing red lipstick, my favorite nail polish is red, and I adore wearing beautiful red clothing. Â Red will get you noticed, I have noticed. Â I often think, “Why couldn’t green have been my favorite?” Â Green is red’s opposite. Â My personality perfectly matches green–yet it is red that has my heart.
This is me today. Â Imagine I am wearing a red scarf and red lipstick, because I was. Â This looked significantly better in black & white, so I am leaving the red to your imagination. 😉
But I did take a lovely photo of one of my classic literature books. Â I have a collection of beautiful vintage books, and this one fit our theme perfectly:
DH Lawrence and red lipstick go well together.
Next in our lovely blog circle is Ms. Heather Robinson from Durham, North Carolina. Â You can find her post here: