Don’t you admire those folks who go through life looking as though they just stepped out of a poster, portraying effortless style? Have you ever tried to make it your style? Precious moments, which could be devoted to contemplating the sunrise or preparing a delicious breakfast, must be perverted to the vexations of manipulating the exterior to an appearance of aesthetic competence.
Of course, those who choose serviceable black, grey or navy have a fairly relaxed time of it. You can hardly go wrong with any of those, whether in combination or monotone. For years, I followed this line of thinking and it served me well. Lately, though, it has seemed to me that there are more appealing colours in the wardrobe palette: pastels, for example.
Ahh, pastels — friends tell me pastels look lighthearted and become me. Personally, I find the look of them appealing and keep trying to wear them, hoping the gentle hues will confer a measure of serenity on my demeanour. However, if I drink anything except water, if I eat anything except dry toast or plain celery sticks, spots (the kind which the human eye can detect — unerringly — at 50 yards), spots (which cannot be blotted, scraped or sponged away by any method known to womankind) attach themselves to my pretty pastels. Wouldn’t you know it? Instead of revealing my prudent and sensible qualities, pastels give away my innate slovenliness.
Then there are socks. Perhaps they are not important artistically but necessary for comfort in our climate. There are 10…
After a few cloudy days, Environment Canada is promising sunshine today.
The forecasts for Kings and Annapolis counties are calling for a mix of sun and cloud this morning, with winds becoming northeast 20 km/h. Temperatures are expected to readh 18 C, with a UV index of 5, or moderate.