Fade to White
The butchers in town were either at fault or the ones faulted – something about meat being sent out of the shtetl and the butchers collecting money. I not only received a sign after praying, but hats or headgear were involved. There was even a guy in full goalie pads. I think about that every day. All the colors are unstable. Van Gogh’s flowers in “Roses” (1890) were originally pink and have now faded to white. Everything does. Autumn is for bells, the new melancholy, the one in which the seagull lays its head beneath its wing.
NB: Based on elements of http://hyperallergic.com/110385/the-chemistry-of-the-canvas-returning-the-red-to-a renoir/;http://www.morethanlife.org/prayer.html?gclid=CJmNnvO_rrwCFacDOgodVT8AOQ;https://sites.google.com/site/mendeledervaylik/latest; and the Table of Contents in Ryan Murphy, The Redcoats (Krupsky, 2010).
Art by raintree1969