I opened Joyce Hifler’s book, To Everything, There Is A Season to the following, page 74. How perfect as always! “There is always a time to seek those small instances in everyday life that makes it grow. Anyone can pinpoint a certain time or place that has served as the turning point to stretch the mind and think past that small beginning.____The ways to grow are without number if the person is alert and tuned to them. There are rich ideas in the simplest of conversations, beauty in a sunrise and a sunset, and understanding in a handclasp if only we can tap that great potential and move out of the vacuum that seems to hold us.”
I have learned to look for such times. I know they happen, as they have happened over my lifetime. I took notice, and believe in them. A time to take another path. A time to take notice and be willing to embrace life in a new way. These times feel like a new adventure. I can shape the journey somewhat, but I like the unplanned surprises that come. That makes for a true adventure. I have learned if I do this, and put something in motion. Something will happen! Like changing the house up to a Boho style. That has brightened my world and made it cozy. I am building my wardrobe to become artsier, more fun, and more Boho, or perhaps it’s Moody Maximalism? I am finding this on my cell these days. Where people are wearing fun clothes, bright and funky! Why not? I may be a bit more moderate. But a flower on a hat is fun! Hats themselves are fun! I like the idea behind making someone react to me. Like those older ladies from New York with the big glasses and big bobbles on their necks, and hats who make their own statements! Again I think why not! If it makes someone smile or dare to be different as well? It seems a bit like abstract expressionism of the body. Is this why I bought a bright blue pandora hat, with a yellow under the brim? Gloves to match a scarf? All to go with my blue-on-one-side, yellow on the other, vest? This was Tom’s and it suits me. I like a vest to drive in. Now? How do I claim this hat? By adding a twist to it, a flower? An old broach? A scarf? Time will tell!