Its a color
, I suppose. A subtle shade of red
, somewhere striking off toward orange, but fierce and terrible and bright.
It isn't one of your everyday colors. Vermilion
is an angel
among colors. There is a light, and a purpose, to vermilion.
I don't believe there is a crayon
for vermilion, at least there shouldn't be. After all, it is just wax, isnt it?
is not vermilion. Blood is red. The sudden blood of a violently murdered child might be vermilion upon the ground, but only in early morning starlight
is rarely vermilion. Most red silk is simply red. The silk of a legendary geisha's
kimono, hand embroidered with a thousand tiny gold chrysanthemums
has been correctly described as vermilion, I believe.
comes in many shades of red, but rarely do you see vermilion fire. An osprey
or a kestrel
might see on the distant horizon see a brilliant spark as an ancient city burns to embers through the night. But how would we know if it were vermilion, for sure, or even what such a bird might see on such a night?
is the color of my dreams.
's note. Originally posted by Sky
on 2000-06-06. It reached rep 5. Accidentally deleted by reparenting bug. This is an experiment in restoring it to the original owner, who has not been on E2 for a year.