A Vintage Blog from January 15, 2015
Throwback Thursday and the weather is beginning to cooperate; if only for a few days. Throwback can mean so many things. We’ve taken the liberty to scour the archives and resurrect pictures from recent and not so recent past. The opportunity to glance over our shoulder provides a glimpse of the road traversed, the stages through which we have grown. The past may be a harbinger of the future; how much of a harbinger is up to the individual.
Throwing back can also mean discarding or shedding. We shrug things off when they don’t mesh with the tapestry we are weaving into the fabric of our lives. We only want the finest threads to permeate our being.
Throwing back can also relate to hair. You’ve seen this action performed many times. It can be sultry, suggestive, playful or dismissive. Toss your head to one side and feel the locks swing and sway, over one shoulder and then across the other. Such action projects a certain image. How do you want your “throwing back” to be portrayed?
“Why ask an innocuous question so early?”
Even the minuscule has implications. Conveyance takes many forms. We’re talking body language here. Your body language tells a tale of you, how you see yourself in relation to others. We work the body language, sometimes knowingly and other times unconsciously. Don’t believe me? Watch others and see if you detect nuances or overt actions. What do you glean from the encounter? What do you learn? What is the “take away”?
I know, maybe too deep for such a cold winter morning. It doesn’t cost anything to observe. And there are opportunities to learn if you are open to them. Don’t believe me? How many of us watch friends and more importantly other women to learn the walk, the talk and the sachet? I observe women to understand how they dress, accessorize and makeup.
Everyone throws back – or more accurately, projects, radiates or shares. What will you share today and when someone throws back, will you pick up, absorb, learn?
I wish you the best of Throwback Thursdays and may someone’s presentation be of value to you. May you add at least one glistening thread to the tapestry that is your life.
(c) 2015 Nikki DiCaro – All Rights Reserved