Monday, February 6, 2012

"Seeing RED" in February....

Greetings_Red Lovers. This is your month.The language of RED speaks to us in many familiar phrases:
Red Letter Day_Red Carpet Treatment_Red Sky in the Morning_Red Sky at Night_Paint the Town Red_Red Eye Flight_In the Red_Red Flag & Seeing Red.

My "Seeing Red' is NOT the traditional meaning_to be angry; it's really just the opposite.The color Red represents courage_revolution_blood and valor.Throughout the Month of February this color is prominent.Here's some reminders .

Hope you didn't forget to wear your Red Dress February 3rd to observe National Red Dress Day, supporting Heart Health Awareness for Women.For more information:

Secondly_this month has been designated as Black History Month.Over the years_ I've come to realize this as an opportunity to share the History of a Race that was left out of main stream history books,records,manuscripts,etc.So_I'll be sharing some great historical facts this month you've probably never heard of. Being the History Buff that I've always been...this is exciting. Here's a Red Fact: the Pan-African/African-American Flag is a tri-color flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands colored Red, Black and Green. It was originally created as an official banner to represent an international community for all African people in 1920.
The three colors represent:
  • RED: the blood that unites all people of African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
  • Black: black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
  • Green: the abundant natural wealth of Africa.

Have you seen the movie "RED TAILS" about the Tuskegee Airmen? In May, 1944 the 332nd Fighter Group under the command of Colonel Benjamin O. Davis were assigned to fly escort missions with the 306th Wing of the 15th Fighter Command. They were given the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately called "The Jug" because of its shape. P-47's were well armed and could perform well at high altitude in the escort role as well as ground attack aircraft. The pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47's red, thus their nickname "Red Tails". Their reputation for protecting bombers would slowly grow and later bomber crews would affectionately call them Red-Tail Angels.
AND,then there's that Special Day for Lovers_February 14th_where we all see RED. Well, most of us if you have a significant other in any form...children,lover,husband,parents,friends,animals(no chocolate please,tummies can't take it),secret get the picture.RED ROSES RULE THE DAY. These Red Roses represent "I Love You" and respect /courage according to the language of Flowers.
BUT_on a personal note, I love Yellow Roses which represent the celebration of Life & Joy. I've finally convinced my husband that Yellow Roses Rule! It wasn't hard since he's a staunch Irish-Texican,History Reenactor_including The Irish Zouaves shown below in RED  of which he has this outfit & he's a History Buff.
You see_The Yellow Rose of Texas is a traditional folk song.The original "love song" has become associated with the legend of how a mulatto named Emily D.West helped win the Battle of San Jacinto_the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution..Well he's Irish and I could be considered mulatto_works out Perfect.

BTW_For those without a significant other_the first Rule of Life_is to "Love Thyself".Make it a habit of having a Love-Affair with yourself!

Now you know "Seeing Red" is NOT all bad! It's a good thing. I'm looking forward to writing about "Seeing Red" all this Month.It reminds us all to care about another Human_whether women's heart issues, a race of people forgotten in the written word or a Special Day that the sky rains LOVE all over the world. Sooooooooo,
~“'Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house.."~Elizabeth Barrett Browning~

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