“The depth of redness is an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The deeper the red, the closer it becomes to the earth, the more real and truthful it becomes.” -A quote from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, except that I substituted the “depth of redness” B.S. for the author’s meaningful thoughts on “heavy burdens,” which, I admit, was an abominable adulteration of the original words for my own selfish purpose, that being to fraudulently make it relevant to my Cycle365 Monthly Challenge post.
Wow! Somehow, I think my attribution for the quote was better than the quote itself. I like that it had seven commas even though, technically, it wasn’t even a complete sentence. (Did I spell “commas” correctly? It looks funny. Should there be an apostrophe?) I suppose I could go on and on praising my comma quantity and questioning my spelling and punctuation, but I really should move on to my bike ride in search of all things RED.
At first I kind of wished the topic had been WHITE instead of RED. I could have gone out into the countryside and photographed huge expanses of almost nothing but white.
But less than two blocks into my ride, I came to the realization that this Red Challenge wasn’t much of a challenge at all. Reds stood out from the whiteness wherever I rode. True, the photos of red you are about to see aren’t as artistic as Suzanne’s, or as whimsical as Nancy’s, or as small-town-charming & garage-friendly as Rich’s, or as Fraggle-rocking as Emily’s, but everyone should be impressed by the sheer numbers of reds–especially in my video.
Without further ado, here is my submission for the Monthly Challenge:
The picture above reminded me of a Pixies song–“Brick is Red.” I’ll post it below for your musical enjoyment. (An aside to Emily: Now that I know you like the Pixies, one of these days I will try to find their star on First Avenue and send you a pic.)