Saturday, April 12, 2014

H: Hats

These are my hats


I have more than one. You could probably call me a Mad Hatter if being a hatter was someone who owned hats rather than someone who made them. The mad part is right anyways.

Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners, once said that hats used to be worn to show that the wearer was conventional and now they are worn to show that the wearer is not. This is probably true. No one likes to be less conventional than me and I certainly don't wear them to keep my head warm out here in Cali.

In Jewish culture hats are worn to remind the wearer that there is something above them at all times. That the world is bigger than them.

Big hats are also useful to avoid too much unwanted eye contact with strangers. Or to tip at acquaintances when one of you doesn't have the time to stop and say hello properly.

They aren't useful for allowing the people behind you to see in theaters or making your fellows at the dinner table feel respected.

They are perfect for going to see horse races.

It is also worthwhile to note that important figures such as Robin Hood, the three Musketeers, and pirates everywhere wear hats. With feathers.

Also, crowns are a kind of hat.

8 comments:

  1. Dr. Seuss collected the craziest hats. He said that silly hats gave him silly ideas. Love your collection :)

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    1. Judging from his work I would say that he was right. I would love to see what his zany collection looked like.

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  2. I love hats. They lend a sort of uniqueness to each individual. Thanks for sharing! http://untetheredrealms.blogspot.com

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  3. I wish hats would come back in fashion for both men and women. They added a touch of grace to life.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck on the rest of the A-Z Challenge!

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    1. I wish they would too . . . only then they might not be as much fun to wear if everyone had one on . . .

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  4. That is a lot of hats. I can't wear hats, my face is too circular and hats make my head look very small.

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    1. You just have to find the right hat haha

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