Thursday, August 6, 2009

Connoisseur of Folly!

"At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty,
but I know a great deal more about folly."
-Mason Cooley
Folly: a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; absurdity....as defined by Webster's Dictionary. Not one to complain....whine...whimper.....I once again got up at the crack of dawn to take my daughter to yet another form of athletic practice. I slipped into the closet to put on my standard summer uniform (t-shirt, running shorts, and flip flops). Complete my morning ritual of brushing my hair and teeth, preparing some form of highly unhealthy breakfast and loading my car with all the appropriate sporting gear to round off the day. Approximately three hours later as I stood in line at the grocery store, I looked down to see what my feet were telling the world. In all the movement of the morning, numerous people I had spoken to, my family I had seen multiple times before leaving home....I noticed my feet were telling me the same message my head has been telling me for about 60 days....you are inside and out full of "folly". Yes, I had on two different flip flops...and had proudly worn them for all of humanity to see. Now, I am not 60 years of age....but, I'm on my way to full blown connoisseur of "folly".
This is my latest project....obviously the product of "folly"....and sitting in the parking lot of an athletic place waiting on my daughter. The "folly" will soon be pieced together.....keep watching.
Plus, my oldest daughter, Daisy, is so tired of us all being gone.....she refuses to come inside. She only wants to bask in the sun and peak at me through the monkey grass. Yes, her own form of "folly"!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Just found your blog and your 'folly' hit home. I wore different shoes one time to my JOB, for goodness sakes! Didn't discover this till the afternoon when someone asked me if I was starting a new trend!!

Love your art and will now be a regular visitor. Thank you for sharing!
Susan

Roberta said...

Alexa, your flip flop photo is wonderful! It looks like something I would do...and maybe even have done :-) I think it all has to do with attitude...if you strut around looking like you did that on purpose, then you might even start a trend ;-)

I say, enjoy the "folly"!

Looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Roberta

Utah Grammie said...

That is hilarious! I have worn 2 different earrings accidentally, but no two shoes! What a hoot - I wonder if people just didn't say because they thought you had done it on purpose or they didn't want to hurt your feelings? LOL!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Never fear....everyone probably thought you were just sporting the newest look and now everyone will be wearing two different flip flops. :)

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! I have done this!

We are all alike-

Thank goodness,
Enjoed visiting-
Laura