Notebook: Dressing Up
Do you remember dressing up? Buying a nice dress or new suit for a special event?
Are those days gone?
I can remember that even when my grandmother would get on a plane, she was dressed to the nines. But you rarely see people really dressed up anymore. Visit a restaurant, the theater, or even church, and you would swear that every day was Casual Friday. Jeans, flip-flops and sweats have replaced a coat and tie. Baseball caps are ubiquitous.
Maybe we're missing something these days -- a sense of "occasion," the idea that some things are WORTH getting dressed up for.
I mean, it's good that we're all feeling more comfortable.
But how we dress says something about how we see ourselves -- and how we want OTHERS to see us.
I tell my daughters not to judge a book by its cover.
But all the same: no one wants to look shabby, dog-eared...and ready for the remainder bin.
That's a page from my notebook.