As a painter, he was inspired by artists like Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Gustav Klimt.
Both of these artists created dramatic portraits of women, and both artists made famous paintings depicting redheaded women.
“But it’s such a beautiful color,” she and my hairdresser would say together, “I’d love to have red hair.” As I reached adulthood, the insults I received for my red hair largely stopped.
I do still get the odd drunken remark, but now, years on, I have learned to appreciate my unique hair color - and even like it.
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