- Red indicates courage and heroism, and we must be really heroic to withstand that strange lifeless wintertime.
- Red raises blood pressure and thanks to better circulation we become more confident, bold and dynamic, which helps become more patient seeing the same dreary view through the window every day.
- Red helps maintain our body's heat despite the cold, biting winds. It symbolises fire and warmth (in safe and controllable doses, though).
- Red means good luck and happiness - no additional comments needed.
- Red symbolises life and vitality including that hidden somewhere under the ice and snow, waiting for the first warm sunrays to come.
- Red is the colour of prosperity and joy and, of course, love.
- Red is magic, not the black one but... I don' know.
- Red also means danger, seduction, anger, anxiety- and a long list of other violent traits follows, which we do not choose to believe in for the time being. However, let that negative meanings not stop us (stop: another meaning of red) from planning our garden full of red shades: ruby, crimson, cardinal and so on, to invite all vital energies.
And now, time for a little heresy: even though winter seems to be lifeless and useless, in fact, wintertime is as precious and necessary as any other season of the year.
Having digested the outrageous truth about winter, take o long sip of aromatic red infusion which vibrates with spring, summer and autumn tastes and brings warm consolation and hope:
All white in the snow,
I glimpse red birds in the cold,
Look! The flowers have grown.