“Catch A Wave And You’re Sitting On Top Of The World.”
On my walk to work this morning, I crossed paths with an elderly lady walking down the Freeway Park stairs the same time. She was dressed all in black with silver-white short cropped hair and huge black sunglasses with thick frames (a la Swifty Lazar and Carrie Donovan). She was fierce. I contemplated trying to get a photograph of her, but figured it would just look creepy.
She gestured to me with those sunglasses, pointing at my coat and said “That is a really cool coat, where did you get it?”
After I answered her, she continued, “It looks amazing on you.”
I thanked her and we parted.
I love that she used the word “cool”. I love that she pointed at me with her crazy sunglasses. I love that we were secretly having a mutual style admiration before 9:00 AM. But most of all, I love that she broke the secret and told me. I will ride that wave all day.
I guess it is to balance out being called a F*GGOT yesterday morning? Seems only fair.
So today, go bold, go brave. Wear something you love with confidence. But mostly, if you admire/appreciate something about someone else, friend or stranger, tell them. Everyone likes to hear that the item of adornment they love is appreciated by others.
Give someone else a wave to ride today.