Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá was asked about the significance of color red

Agnes Parsons' Diary
July 27, 1912
Dublin, NH

I telephoned for permission to ask people to come Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons of the coming week at five o’clock to hear ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and it was granted. Several people have asked when they could see and hear ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, but I wanted Him to have a rest after all this work in America. And I was not willing to ask Him to meet any one until now.

I walked toward ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s house this morning, thinking I might meet Him and that He might care to see the baseball game between Dublin and the Camp. I met Mr. Lamont and Polly Cabot arriving down to call on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Later ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Dr. Fareed came here and He sat for a long time on the entrance veranda where coffee was brought. If I could only remember the interesting subjects He talked of! My red shawl was there and I asked the significance of that color. He said that red expressed activity. Carried to extremes it would stimulate to warfare that green expresses joy, yellow love, blue thought, black sorrow — that one should wear black only as a convenience, because it does not soil easily, and etc.