Red Red Red!

Love and a red rose can’t be hid.

~Thomas Holcroft~

Thought about Debbie’s One Word Sunday Challenge: Fire a great deal this week, and how I could capture it through my lens. Playing off the colour of fire, here are some of the red flora I collected on my run yesterday at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Thinking about Fire also led my thoughts to the things that I felt ardent about; not just things I liked very much, or feel endeared towards, but what I had a fiery stirring about. This past week I was privileged to attend a talk & masterclass with long time literary hero, Amitav Ghosh, who has been passionately speaking & writing about Climate Change. After spending those few hours with him, I feel a strong rekindling of love for the written word, and am left with the question: as a writer & lover of beauty, what is my role & responsibility when faced with this terrifying prospect of our world breaking down? What are your thoughts on this?

The following is a song from the Chieftain’s compilation album, Fire in the Kitchen, by the Ennis Sisters, called Red is the Rose. We listened to to this album many many times trying to put Older Daughter to sleep as an newborn babe.

4 Replies to “Red Red Red!”

  1. I love your red and each image was great.
    I am on the fence with climate change arguments and now stay out of the talk (whew) but I do think we need to watch the chemicals we use and other unwise practices – get back to basics


    the song was surprisingly nice – I saw a surprise because not what I was expecting – I bet this was brain food for the child too –


    1. I hear you Yvette – I tend not to get too involved in arguments about emotionally charged subjects. It gets my blood pressure up too much and I am always concerned that I may do more harm than good if I hurt the feelings of those I am speaking with.

      This does not reflect how strongly (or not) I feel about things going around in the world (including climate change); I just tend to be more cautious in how I present my feelings.

      Thank you so much for commenting, and for reading & listening! Always a pleasure to hear from you!

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