Rojo

Adolfo Lopez

Red is the color of aggression, or the bandanna lying in the street after yet another gang murder.

Violence, often associated with the blood of the streets, or the instigation of a matador taunting a bull

into attack.

Red is the color of love.

Associated with hallmark cards and delectable boxes of chocolate.

Funny how that works.

Red has many associations, often contrasting at first glance.

Yet mostly rest in the heat of emotion.

Red is the color of the heart, and the pulsating blood that flows through it with every beat.

Bringing life to love. Bring life to violence.

Bringing life to the heart that beats and the blood that flows.

Red is the color of life, but also the color of war-torn streets.

Red is the color of passion, but also of coming danger.

Funny how that works.

Red remains as the alarming reminder of life and death, and death in life. Varied by our constant

emotions.