The best Sundays are filled with friends, unintentionals, and "so-glad-I-ordered-that" moments topped off with a dallop of discovery (this is after all the productive house cleaning happens of course). Wandering down the street on my way to meet a friend I unintentionally stumbled upon a sweet vintage shop window display that got me so pumped for summer picnics in the park I could almost smell the burgers cooking...or was I feeling the hangovers lingering...who knows...
In the window was the perfect summer outfit: a pleated chiffon skirt in a bright orange-red hue plus a sleeveless button-up collared shirt in cream - summer success here I come. I took a quick picture on my crappy cell phone just to ensure I don't forget what I'm going to be wearing everyday this summer. Me forget? It's possible. Not too many windows away down the street I see the identical outfit on display. I do a double-take...did I unintentionally do a full circle and not even notice? My mind is scaring me these days.
Maybe it's just that great minds think alike - why reinvent the wheel - if it ain't broke don't fix it - whatever way you put it, turns out those famous idioms are famous for a reason. My not-so-secret affinity for window displays makes sense of my tendency to get distracted by shiny objects. It's the "how" behind the magic art of creating a space of color, texture, and imagination purely for the purpose of inspiring. Ok, so its not all magic, but that sounds much more exciting than referring to it as labor.
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