"I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red."
Alexander Calder.” (artist)
Where’s your passion? What really gets your juices flowing? What do you find so stimulating you just want more?
Alexander Calder’s enthusiasm is contagious, and his observation raises the kinds of big questions we don’t often enough bring front and center. Kind of cool that he does so in the context of the color red. A color associated with a wide variety of passions, from the heat of burning anger to the euphoria of deep and abiding love. A lot of feelings, all of them strongly held, get linked with the color red.
On the other hand, for those familiar with chakra lingo, red is also the color associated with one’s personal foundation. As such, it helps you ground, center and find support. It goes without saying that the stronger one’s roots centeredness and founding principles, the more clarity and certainty with which one’s purpose can be fulfilled/passions can be developed.
Finally, the color red simply grabs your attention, forcing you to attend to what i wants to say.
And in this case, the message the color red seeks to
get across , as represented by Alexander Calder’s enthusiasm, is a reminder to go out and find the things that really keep you energized. for our own lives, doesn’t he get
you, as he did me, thinking about the things that you really love?
Doesn’t he do so in a really vivid way? Doesn’t his excitement, that might lead him to paint not only everything but for all we know everyone, red, get your attention?
What from this do you learn about your passion/passions, and what one or two things this week might you do to bring a little more to your life?