08 August 2005
The End of the Rainbow
One year we painted the house every month. Lavender in January, orange in February, sky blue in March. After that we had a few arguments. Some wanted red for April, others insisted on violet. We flipped a coin: violet in April, then red for May. We were weary after that so we let it go for June and July. The house stayed red until August. Then we painted it a deeply glorious green. After that we stopped for good. Our house has been green for years. We sometimes consider beige, but these are idle thoughts. Nothing ever comes of them.