Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Red to Orange

Look out the window. The sky is gray over the harbor. The sailboats sit so lonely, rocking there. I'm left alone with my thoughts. Alone again. It's a familiar spot.

My childhood bedroom had my parent's wedding furniture. It was the most amazing mahogany stained to a light oak shade. The wood grain moved and swirled. When I was alone, I'd run my childish finger along the lines that were my bed's headboard, imagining they were a road.

The villages, the people. I populated an entire fantasy world.

Everyone worked hard. No one was tired. They sang and smiled. Life was good. Life was more than good, but I didn't know that.

From village to village, I'd go to visit the friends that I'd made in each one.

They were life. They were living. Who was to say they were less real than the people in the next room were?

And in the villages, they couldn't see when in my mind I'd change the universe. On joyful days, I'd see the wood in shades of purple. On quiet days, it would be blues to greens. Rarely there would be yellows. On angry, lonely days I'd see it go from red to orange.

Red to orange. How I remember that feeling.

Anger is a lonely place.

--me strauss Letting me be

14 comments:

Dr.John said...

Anger is indeed a lonely place.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dr. John. I don't like to be lonely. So I don't stay angry very mcuh anymore. :)

Anonymous said...

>>Anger is a lonely place.

This is so true.


- BlueSky

easywriter said...

Yes it is.

Colour, scent, taste, sound. Such potent memory triggers. You paint with words.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Blue Sky!
I'm feeling like I'm a little bit there right now . . . darn it.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy!
You paint with words yourself. You are a writer. Please don't forget that.

easywriter said...

Thanks and I won't forget. :o)

ME Strauss said...

Don't forget the truth.

Janus Torrell said...

So don't be lonely, go out there change the colors and take charge.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Janus!
Thanks. That's a great idea. I'm about to do that very thing. :)

brad4d said...

"Wisdom entereth not into a malicious mind" ~ Rabelais ~ means to me, anger erases wisdom

ME Strauss said...

Wow, Brad, I'd never thought about that, but it sure resonates with me. Thank you for bringing that here.

dsnake1 said...

"Anger is a lonely place." : and it's tiring too. but i thought the color was black and blue. :)

ME Strauss said...

Oh Dsnake to me black and blue is hurt, [grin] Anger is definitely seeing red. :)