Silver is an interesting color. With its reflective and sensitive qualities silver inspires intuition, clairvoyance and mental telepathy. It reflects back any energy given out, whether it is positive or negative. In the meaning of colors, it is associated with prestige and wealth. It is seen as a glamorous, sophisticated color related to female energy, prosperity and modernity.Silver restores equilibrium and stability. Silver is respectable and courteous, dignified, self-controlled, responsible, patient, determined and organized and responsibility.

It is a  balance between black and white, silver is seen as a good critic, unbiased and compassionate with a mature sense of justice.

In the bible silver was merely decorative or trade worthy.It had practical meaning. – Oretha



Teddy headed off down the hall and out of the hospital doors. Early evening was settling in. He was amazed that no matter what time day or night, the hospital was a buzz. Most of the staff knew him. They had watched him grow up. His mother had been chief of staff  for a long time. It was part of the reason why he didn’t desire to go into medicine.

‘Good nite  Teddy’ , Officer Carlisle called  behind him.

‘ Night’ Teddy responded.

He climbed into his range rover.  Audrey hated  the suv. She referred to it as the monster. It was one hundred percent  paid off and viable. Those things  made Teddy happy.  It was one of the things he entered their marriage with. The car and the basketball hoop in the backyard. Saturday afternoon his boys would come over and shoot a few hoops and he would wash his car. His two great vices. The vehicle had served as his tank of armor. He had spent many a day in its interior. He glanced down at the tissues from earlier today.  They were laying on the seat next to him. They were reminders that he had sat behind the wheel and cried.It was the first time in weeks he had allowed himself to feel sorrow, pain or hurt. Much of the time  recently he had functioned on pain.

The road was filled with the usual traffic for a Thursday night. Most people were headed home, so streets  were crowded per usual. He turned onto Grand Blvd, home was just yards away. The garage door opened and Teddy drove into his spot. He looked over at his wife’s blue Impala. She was such a practical woman. He remembered driving it home after the accident.

His mind was filled with questions. He had no idea why she had gone to the Launch Houses in Sunrise or why she was in the run down apartment building. None of it had made any sense. His cousin had called him the day of the incident. He rushed to the location and saw the police, firemen and her car.

Teddy turned the ignition off and climbed out of his car and went into the side door. He had left the hall lamp on. The house was so quite.  He walked into the kitchen and flipped the light on. He might as well make himself something to eat he figured.  They had just finished the last bit of remodeling of the house. The kitchen was all stainless steel and modern. Silver everything. She had stuck to her guns on that. Now, the silver comforted him.  He heard the stirring of clicking behind him.

‘Patches…. hello boy….  ‘ Teddy patted his dog’s head.  Patches was another concession. This concession turned out to be one he welcomed these days.  Teddy finished microwaving his dinner and took it with him to the living room.  He flipped the television on, kicked off his shoes and settled in with his  dinner. He missed his wife. He missed his happy life. He washed his dishes, walked the dog came back in and locked the door.

He remembered he had forgotten to check the mail. He headed to the front  while the  dog went and laid down on his bed in the living room. Teddy glanced through all the mail,when a green envelope struck his attention. It was simply addressed Mr. Theodore Ainsley. He opened  the envelope and read the letter typed in red.

Dear Mr. Ainsley,

This is not over.  Your wife was lucky. You may not be  next time. Think it over.



Teddy dropped the envelope and reached for his cell phone. Pressing the icon on his phone with the picture of a  hammer. The phone rang on the other side.

‘Albert… man call me back.. we got a problem….a REAL PROBLEM.’

Teddy looked back at the sparkling steel in his kitchen and noticed the oven’s reflection and realized he would need a different kind of silver steel real soon.

One response to “‘Messy Colors’ Chapter 5- Silver Linings”

  1. girl this is getting GOODDDDD #whatsgonnahappen???

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