They said it was a Red-Letter Day. She wondered, what exactly is a Red-Letter Day? She wanted to know. She pondered, does anyone really know? Is it a good thing? A bad thing? She thought, red is definitely not the color of success in literature or education; neither the scarlet letter nor red Fs on a page are exactly good things. So, what exactly are Red Letter Days? Should she be worried? Should she break out the champagne? She supposed a Red-Letter day has to at least be better than a black letter day, right? And, why were we assigning colors to days? Wasn’t there enough pressure on each day without assigning color coding to the mix? And, isn’t life mostly lived in varying shades of gray anyway?
She thought, Well, if they’re going to be assigning colors to days she’d like hers in shades of pink and green with bright blue skies full of red balloons and white puffy clouds with gold and silver glitter travelling on soft vanilla scented breezes.