It's the 4th of July — Happy Birthday, America!
To celebrate the occasion,
a small study in the colors of Old Glory.
However the political winds blow:
Long May She Wave.
• • • Red • • •
We tend to think of red as aggressive,
and surely it can be.
One of the things I enjoy about this image
is that Montserrat Gudiol
makes the red contemplative.
It's like the zen of red,
which sounds like a contradiction —
— that's the marvel of the
Spanish artist's accomplishment:
• • • WHITE • • •
The whitest white of birch bark.
On a pillow, no less.
• • • BLUE • • •
One very blue moon.
Blue locked up tight,
forever and ever,
like the lovers' locks on bridges.
Towards the Infinite.
• • • BLUE & WHITE • • •
Floating on a blue field —
— stars of the tea party.
• • • Red & White • • •
Ancient white walls
and a pile of patterned red
and white pillows on the windowsill.
Nonsensical — but soooooo inviting.
• • • RED, WHITE & BLUE • • •
The cobalt is deep and engaging.
The white sets off the blue.
And the red makes it all go
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*Header image from brainpickings.org