5 days ago
Monday, July 25, 2016
Have you noticed that the older we get, the brighter the colors are that we pick out to cover our bodies?? Maybe it is just me but I seem to be climbing the ladder to really bright lately.
Perhaps it's because as I have aged, my own coloring has faded. Hair has gone from dirty blonde to almost white. If it weren't for my gardener's tan and coral lipstick, you could put me in a white outfit against a white wall and I would disappear.
Oddly, along with this old bird's desire to have flashy plumage once more, the manufacturers seem to be flooding the market with dayglo colors from the 60's. I have happily fallen right in step with this trend plus I have another theory.
The other day I was wearing my dayglo orange top over white capris when the check out girl made made the remark, "Boy, the colors really are getting bright these days."
Not sure it it were a slam, a compliment or just an observation, so I proceeded to give her my alternate reasoning.
"Well you see," I started, "as we seniors get older we lose some agility and speed. We are pretty much sitting ducks in large parking lots for folks in a hurry behind the wheel of 2000 pound machines. I figure by wearing these colors, it's impossible not to see me. However if they still hit me, at least I will know it was deliberate."
I just couldn't read her expression which was somewhere between amused and horrified.
Of course the craze Pokemon Go has blown my deliberate theory a bit as people are actually playing that game while driving. The good thing is that it puts enough distracted walkers in the way to act as buffers.
Have you noticed a change in your taste in clothing? Has it brightened, changed not at all or are you content to blend in with the background? Just curious.
at 5:34 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti