The red coat

29 Oct

“My, what a lovely red coat you have! Waiting for christmas, aren’t you!”

I smile, and say nothing. It’s grey outside. The new moon is approaching. I don’t wear red to honor a jolly red man. I think of the blood that brought me into this world, of the life given to keep me here. Maiden, mother, crone – each one gave life, so I would become. There are those who die to nourish me, plant life and animal life alike, and I honor their sacrifice. No life can be had on this earth without paying for it in blood. It’s a terrible mystery, and a wonderful gift.

I wear my red coat, remain silent, and smile.

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6 Responses to “The red coat”

  1. bluedragonhealer1 October 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Such a truth, one we forget. Thanks for the beautifully written reminder.

    • diandralinnemann November 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

      It’s easy to forget the death that comes with life when everything is pre-packaged and sterilized…

  2. Norm October 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    very true , thank you.

    Norm.

  3. Judy November 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    I like to wear red also…wonder if this is why??

    Your prize from Blooming Howls is on it’s way…

    • diandralinnemann November 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      Red is a seasonal color for me… mostly worn in fall. In spring and summer I prefer lighter colors and floral prints. It comes and goes, like sun and moon…

      And yay!

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