Did you know that blue and red were among the cheapest dyes to make for flags? France and Netherlands first flags had orange or yellow in them, but the red white and blue flags were more widely adopted. Orange actually turned to red oftentimes in the dyeing process as fabrics aged, and combining red and blue didn’t make purple, but more of a maroon. Purple was extremely expensive to make, which is why there is not a single flag that has a lot of purple – only 4 or 5 flags have a tiny bit of purple. I’m proud that red white and blue are colors shared by so many other countries that I love. And darnit, well I just think they look so good together!! Like peas and carrots!
Having gratitude for the little things, pretty things, nostalgic things, even though this hugely imperfect country we call home is going through a lot of much needed, long overdue, painful, enlightening, inspiring, saddening, fascinating, frustrating changes…
I hope to be around for a longtime to see what happens, and hopefully be part of the good (hey, where’s the next protest I can photograph?! 😉
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