I was compelled to wear my red overcoat(?) today. Not sure if it’s called an overcoat, actually. I remember getting it, for sure, from a second-hand store a long, long time ago. I just can’t seem to remember if it was The Ruby Slipper on Sargent Avenue or if it was Value Village. I have a feeling it might be the former.
Anyway, I wore that red coat and I had a black pashmina which I used as a make-shift hood, and I also used my blue large umbrella that my Mom had given me a while ago.
You see, sometimes, when I get ready, I ask myself, where am I going? What area will I be in? Is that gang territory? Is it okay if I wear red here? Blue there? Yellow? Purple? (Can you guess where I grew up? ;))
Today was one of those days. But despite the hesitancy, I wore the red anyway. I carried that blue anyway. I also wore a green shirt and a black and beige printed pants.
[Playing: Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line]
You know what else I wore?
[Playing: Close (Radio Edit) – Marvin Sapp]
What am I trying to say here? Hmmm…
One should be able to wear red, blue, green, purple, yellow, pink, orange, indigo, magenta without worrying about it too much.
I echo Jordan Peterson’s Rule 1 of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos:
“Stand up straight with your shoulders back”
… and to this, I add:
and wear your colour (whatever that colour is) 🙂 .
That’s all I got for Red right now.
[Playing: Holy Spirit, You Are Welcome Here – Elevation]
I acknowledge Creator – without Him/Her/It, nothing is; I acknowledge the Canadian and Treaty 1 soil I and my people have been allowed entry and resources to live and prosper; I acknowledge our Elders who made their choices to leave their Motherland, sacrificed many aspects of their lives told and untold, and aimed to give the next generation better opportunities than they had; I acknowledge our various Peers from past and present who have taught us lessons, shown us skills, and provided us with Good Company; I acknowledge the growing generations after us who look to us for guidance, knowledge, and example – may you find, choose, and do what is GOoD.
Hey, you there. Hope you’re doing alright 🙂 .
Thanks for being here.
[dove][yellow heart][yellow sun]