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Monday, July 11, 2016

The Caps

 Everywhere I look I see men wearing ball caps.  I wonder why.  Husbandman doesn't wear a ball cap and frankly I'm very pleased about that.  It's not that I don't like the baseball cap look.  It's just I'd like to see a wider range in society's headgear. Enough with the constant caps.  Would it kill you people to put on a fedora or a cowboy hat?    Patti Smith made mention of her watch cap several times in her memoir, which as you recall was an important book for me.  I wondered several times about watch caps while I read.  I didn't know until now that a watch cap is a knit cap similar to those worn by seamen while on watch.

At this moment, I'm feeling annoyed.  Not just about hats.  About life in general. During my lunch break, I had a tense phone call with my dad about racism in America.  I know better than to talk to my dad about this, but I did it again and now I'm in a bad mood.  If one person could walk in to this coffee shop with an interesting hat, I swear I would pull out of it and write for the rest of the afternoon in a spirit of good cheer. I love my dad and I need to remember to change topics before tension rises.  Maybe I'll ask my dad whether he would prefer a fedora or a cowboy hat next time a topic from the news comes up in our chats.  He's not much of a hat guy, but a focus on a neutral topic could be a game changer for both of us.

5 comments:

mm said...

I learned something new about watch caps! Thanks!

KC said...

the drawings have really been spectacular.

nancy reynolds said...

Kr wears a ball cap because of his bald cap!
N

cb said...

The drawings are great. I'm enjoying them.

On Friday I bought a light blue, snap brim fedora in North Beach and wore it the rest of the day. It felt kind of snazzy.

Anonymous said...

Changing the subject is difficult sometimes but it's a great goal. I'm gonna give it a try.
jw