Well, it certainly seems like cheating to use a previous IF submission for this week's theme "Red", especially since it's been so long since I've participated, but actually, this is OK. I'm marking my full return to the world of blogging and weekly participation in Illustration Friday with this, the very first IF submission I EVER did - the theme back then was "Black & White" - that was June of 2005 - wow! How can it be that long ago...? You can read here what I wrote then... And now - my how my life has changed since then! It has been a "colorful" journey, to say the least! Even my hair color has changed since then to, you guessed it, red!