Look around your home and you will find odd recurring patterns. In my case it is hats and masks. I don’t know when this collection quietly took hold. I have never really looked at it as an obsession, until a recent spate of cobwebbing, I suddenly realized nearly every room in my home contains one or the other.
I choose to look at them all as symbols of the many “hats” I have worn in life and the faces I have presented to the world.
Can you tell? I’ve got a little bit of ‘cabin fever’ going here…
Sadly, the world of hats seems to have evolved to a standard – the baseball cap. There are winter variations in cold climates but for the most part, you rarely see folks sporting Fedoras or Bowlers. Ladies have eschewed the social mandate of a covered head until the recent fascination with “fascinators” took hold. Wonder why they fell out of style?