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National Red Dot Day
Through time and acts of Congress, some events have become traditions that are uniquely American.I would like to add another day to celebrate to the calendar. Nov. 7 should be National Red Dot Day.
By: Elias Tobias
Red is a color that implies many symbols. Red is the blood that is associated with health and defending the colors of the American flag. Red is color of hope, and of a call to action. All these are positive connotations.
Why a dot? Why not a square, rhombus, rectangle, pentagon or octagon? Circles are everywhere. The circle of life, the wheels of gears, industry and transportation, or the proverbial wheel of fortune-all are circles of some sort. Circles are smooth. There are no corners or angles in a circle, which means you can’t get lost, but you may see your tracks the second time around.
Gamblers have wheels in their machines for winning or losing. Lady Luck decides which color and number where the white marble will land. One of the colors, by the way, is red.
Everything is connected by circles. In photography optics, there is the theory of circles of confusion that come into focus at some point.
Everyday things like glasses, cups, plates, coasters, are round, and are put on round tables in restaurants. The tables may have red tablecloths or red napkins. The color red and dots are everywhere, the there should be a day to celebrate this. National Red Dot Day is Nov. 7. Get ready for it.
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The World of Words by Elias Tobias at eliastobias.net offers audio forms of poetry as well as more than 140 poems to read organized into several books (categories)