November 15, 2017
I just got back from a quick trip to Florida, which I didn’t mention to you ahead of time because we were trying (and failing!) to surprise a family member! Oh well, we still had a smashing good time, with an early Thanksgiving dinner thrown in for fun…
So this is a pretty brief post, about a photograph that I’ve been thinking of for months. I saw this when I saw the Irving Penn exhibition last spring in New York:
I love pretty much everything about this, but I’m particularly smitten with the overall beauty and quality of everything this mythical heroine is carrying – an elegant pocket watch, a wee gold pen, a whistle to summon a cab (!!!) etc. There’s so much possible back-story here that I’ve spent more than an hour or two pondering her life…
So what would my bag tell about me?
I call this Spilled Handbag (Blogger Accident) by Janice Riggs. Not quite the same caliber of image, but I think it tells you quite a bit about what’s going on in my life right now!
My handbag was purchased in Paris, from the French brand Agnes B. – which would strongly suggest that I’m a big fan of Paris, and the French… This bag is amazing – when I travel, I can put my liquid toiletries AND my tablet in here, along with everything that I normally carry.
Gloves tell you that autumn has DEFINITELY arrived in Chicago!
I carry a memo book at all times because I always see things that I want to remember to tell you, and I am afraid that I’ll forget something.
The back-up battery for my phone suggests that I plan ahead, and that I have a bit of a phobia about not being able to contact Belovedest and my mother.
A handkerchief? I was raised well… (and why these are for men, and not just for everyone, is something I will NEVER understand… do women not need a handkerchief from time to time?)
My pill carrier tells you that I have a chronic illness but that I’m living with it with style – what an elegant way to carry 2 weeks worth of medication!
Green chewing gum? I ONLY chew the green stuff… that just tells you that I’m a bit nutty!
And good headphones? I listen to lots of podcasts – some about sports, and a lot from The Teaching Company. I’m never going to give up trying to learn and improve…
Do you carry anything that’s really you? Share!