I am Red.
I am passion
I am fury
The rose petals fallen
The lips of the one you love
I am a release, a relief
An outburst of emotion
Of freedom from regret and restraint
The blood in your heart
Pounding louder and louder
Faster and faster
In a state of madness
I am Red.
During Welcome Week at American University, some of my new friends at Hughes 7 (Ryan, Erik, Ethan, Matthias, Emma, Sam, Maggie, Alan, and Matt) and I decided to go to a thrift store (Unique) in Maryland. This required quite a few metro stops and bus stops, but we eventually made it.
Not much happened in Unique. I bought a bracelet, and Ryan bought me a cook book after I promised to cook him something if he bought it for me (which I still have to cook him something…) but everyone else seemed to have a ton of luck finding random and useful items.
After eating, and on the way to the bus stop, Matthias spotted something in a shop window. The Chair. He eventually started talking to the owner of the fine establishment and found that this guy sells flags. So, most of us walk into the sketchy building to check out the flags. We all bought at least one, and Matthias felt he should ask for a discount on The Chair since he brought The Man business. The Man agreed and Matthias bought The Chair for $40.
So, how did we get home?
The way we came.
After being refused by one bus driver, the second driver generously allowed us to bring The Chair onto the bus to the metro station. It took some work, but we got The Chair through onto the metro, where the faces of bystanders were too priceless. One guy actually took pictures on his phone.
Our luck did not run out there. We all squeezed into the elevator in the metro that brought us to the outside world where a shuttle back to AU had just happened to appear. This man was also generous and allowed us all to barely squeeze onto the shuttle. It was hilarious when he stopped at another shuttle stop, opened the door, and told the people outside how he just wanted them to see The Chair and that they couldn’t get on the shuttle.
Since this experience, The Chair has become a useful and beloved appliance in our everyday lives.