(*) from Jeremiah's Vanishing New York
Monday, 29 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
It's funny how something so simple as a hat can change not only your image but your gestures as well...
We had a very windy evening yesterday and, as I was walking home, I discovered myself holding my hat with my right hand as I was crossing the river, fearing the wind would blow it away. And it struck me that I was just mimicking the very same gesture that thousands of men must have inconsciously made throughout the centuries before me.
All of a sudden, I felt as if I were part of a picture at the turn of the 20th century.
(*) To be honest, I'm not quite sure if my hat is a fedora or a trilby. What do you think?