Friday, July 27, 2012


Color red is perceived because eyes have  photo receptors  receiving light and they  identify a range of different wavelengths. In the case of the Red wavelength is between 618 and 780 nm. 

Although there are people who can’t identify  it, due a disorder  called protanomaly and this can be can be partial or total depending on the condition of the cones, which are cells located in the retina responsible for perceive different wavelengths, if they submit any deformity cause partial blindness to colors. If missing in the retina, then a person can be completely blind to red and in this case the condition is called protanopia.
The word red comes from old English réd.

Red is the color associated with blood, Christmas, sacrifice, passion, sin, guilt, power, love, fire, anger, devil, communism, good luck, indicates debt or a drop in prices and risk in economy.

There are many references to this color in nature, for example Mars is called the red planet, which is painted in red because in its surface there is a lot of iron oxide.

In marketing, the red is used to attract the attention of consumers. 

Red is one of the four primary colors, along with yellow, green and blue, by its relationship with the fire, gives a psychological perception of warmth

Red lips in humans mean health and sexual desire.

A red blood-stain in clothing warns of damage to the body.

Many species paint in red their costumes to frighten predators or to attract couples with reproductive aims either to show the hierarchy between subordinates and thereby increasing their life expectancy. 

Some other species are naturally red as  Cardinals, snakes or fish.

The oxygenated blood is red because  the pigment to oxygenated hemoglobin content in erythrocytes, and it’s the reason this color is associated blood.

In sports, red is the color of uniforms by the name of the team, such as the St. Louis Cardinals, or the Cincinnati Reds or national representative if the color is part of the national flag. 

The red flowers are a symbol of love, passion, affection and compliment to the beauty of who receives.
Red is the color of this day.

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Friday, July 13, 2012


Airports are places of encounters and disagreements, where a trip starts and concludes, and even if it’s only few days or several months, it has an atmosphere of anxiety, where it’s possible to see faces of  happiness when we expect someone, or sadness when that persons leaves. It can be a son, a daughter, a husband, a wife or a new friend.

Even if sometimes it seems that airports are full of persons, I found a statistic indicating that only 5% of the world's population has traveled in an airplane. Some persons  never will flight in theirs life time and to some others, it’s like taking a usual journey to go home.

I like airports for being special places to observe persons, I've had in honor of finding  interesting people while we wait for our flight, and I've seen the best of some people when they help others in those moments of panic for facing their first flight or mothers giving support to children or even pets trying to understand what is going on.

While for some it´s almost a moment of routine, for some others is a sign of courage. Finally, humans were not designed to fly. It is a complex feeling between fear of an accident, being shut in a place so small between so many strangers, and it must be added some body responses to the elevation and landing higher or below the level of the sea, which leads to the well-known ear pain with which many passengers have to deal.

Decide a place to sit down during fly can be an issue. The window seat gives you an great view of the travel and allows you to see the city that departing or arriving from the sky, which is certainly an experience.  Even if some say is the worst place because you don't have one the opportunity to walk and stretch your legs. 

Middle seats can produce  a feeling of claustrophobia, and if persons of the sides are not very sociable, flight can be a torture, so it’s are really appreciated when the pilot says that landing maneuvers are beginning.

The aisle seat seems a paradise until flight attendants begin to distribute beverages, there is no way to get up.

Sometimes you have to travel to a place where you never have been, and that creates the excitement of knowing a new place, sometimes a new culture, occasionally you can be sharing another language,  so it doesn’t matter if your body has to adjust to a drastic change of schedule that alters the internal clock, you know it's going to be a great moment in your life!. 

Paulo Coelho says that "A usual traveler knows that it is always necessary to leave someday" and my favorite quote was said by an anonymous author and says: "When I travel, only took a small suitcase, everything important is in me".

So today I want to share my fascination by the airports and if one day we find each other in one, don't forget to smile, which make the trip more enjoyable to everybody.

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