Orange  is the color of  praise; spiritual warfare, prayer intercession; Relationship and Companionship with God. It often is depicted as the color of good counsel. Orange combines the work of Love in relation to the merits of the sacrifice as a Healer and Restorer and Teacher of righteousness. The psychological affects of orange depicts a deep interior meaning. 

Orange relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow.

Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use.- Oretha

sunset orange

‘Dinner is here!’

The orderly  delivering the meal called out.  Audrey and Teddy were still staring at each other.  Peaks of the orange sunset was sliding through the window.  Audrey looked at her plate . She identified the carrots, chicken, mashed potatoes and a side of orange jello.

‘You don’t like mashed potatoes,’ Teddy volunteered readying her silverware, tea and juice. Teddy laughed as he pulled her plate closer to her and raised her bed.

Somehow, Audrey remembered that. The same way she identified her food. At least that part of her mind worked. Something was familiar to her too. Teddy’s laugh was familiar. She reached for the silverware  in his hands and her hand brushed his. It was the first time she had touched him. That seemed familiar too. What wasn’t familiar was the long scar that now wrapped around her right hand. Suddenly she was overwhelmed with sadness.

‘Are we good?, Audrey queried.  She shoved carrots into her mouth hesitantly steeling her soul for what Teddy might say.

‘How do you mean? Are we good now? Have we  always been good?’ Teddy smiled.  She could see the smile in his eyes and that made her feel better.

‘Well, all of that’, Audrey continued eating, realizing that she was hungry.

‘Yes, we’re good.Our life is good .Our marriage is great.’ Teddy subconsciously reached for her rings on his chain as he spoke.

‘What happened to me?’ Audrey was now staring at him. Judging his answer from his eyes. She saw them grow watery. The  brown had flecks of gold in them. She had never noticed that before.

‘You fell down a flight a stairs and out a window.’ Teddy delivered the news with a tremor in his voice.

That explained all of the scratches she saw all over her body  in the shower. There were bruises of varying colors and tender patches on her legs and arms. The soreness in her shoulders had a  cause now. Her inability to walk without shooting pain in her back had a reason.

‘How did that happen?’ Audrey spooned carrots on her fork.

‘You eat. We’ll talk about that later. I have to go get something to eat.I will be right back.’ Teddy patted her leg hoping  she did not notice the sadness threatening to break his resolve.

Teddy walked out of her room. He headed to the elevator bank and boarded with various people. He could see the happy dad who was holding  his phone flicking pictures of a newborn. He prayed for the older gentleman who was anxiously turning his wedding ring on his hand.  Teddy exited the elevator, passed the cafeteria and headed for  his car. His thoughts were tumbling over one another. How could he explain  this? What was he going to tell her? How could he explain any of it? He reached his car in the hospital parking lot. He climbed in the car and looked out the window and watched the orange sunset. That’s when it hit him. The tears of it all overwhelmed him.

He sobbed into the steering wheel and orange light covered him.

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