Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Rednesday

This year marks a decade since I first became attracted to the colour red. 

In 1999 I returned home to Melbourne from travelling through Asia to settle down for a while; find a job and a home. Regular life seemed so colourless compared to the cities and villages I had travelled in.

I don't remember if I sought out these clogs or if I saw them in a store window and just knew I had to have them. All I remember is that I was home from travelling through countries where red is the colour of prosperity, and I bought these shoes.

In those days I wore them wherever I went, though these days they sit by the front door – easy to slip on when I go outside to empty the compost bucket, check on the chooks or pull the flying fox rope back up for Z.

5 comments:

(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

and a Happy Red decade to you Ms.Meg..

You know, If I don't have a bit of red on me I feel so wrong for the whole day and I really have noticed it of late as I am going through a peacock coloured stage this season. Thank the the heavens for my red satchel that never leaves my side..

Viva la rouge!

Jasmine said...

You couldn't have picked a better colour to become yours. And go the birkis for lasting the distance with you.
x

Doctor Plog said...

Ten years, wow! Time flies when you're wearing red ...

Meg said...

Isn't that what they say: Red goes faster.

Fiona said...

They are gorgeous clogs indeed.

I would love to hear more about your travels, especially India. Future blog post perhaps?

Thank you.