If you’ve ever visited Kentucky, you know that we bleed blue. No matter where you go, you will find someone wearing that distinctive blue shade. I’m a fan of the color blue, so I’m happy that this is the unofficial color of Kentucky rather than yellow or something awful like pink. No offense to you pink lovers; pink and I have never exactly been “simpatico.”
In any case, I am not a fan of the Wildcats (sorry guys, but go Penn State!). But I don’t need to be to feel like I belong here. The Big Blue Nation is a large community, almost like a family, and they are very excited about that and the team they love so much. And that makes me excited.
But when I say that we bleed blue, I’m not just talking about the Wildcats. Blue is a color of loyalty, and that is the very word I would use to describe the Wildcats fans. I’m sure if you gave a paper cut to a Wildcat fan, they would bleed blue.
And all this loyalty stuff has me thinking- How loyal am I to what I believe? Do I hang on to it, despite what people say or think, through thick or thin? Am I unshakeable? If you cut me, would I bleed blue for my cause?
As I stare out my window at the bright, blue sky, I ponder these questions and more. I’d like to think that I’d bleed a loyal blue when pushed. After all, that’s what we do down here.