Friday, November 25, 2016
Don't mind the lint on my black coat.
Most people have heard that some are wearing a safety pin. I have read a lot about the Why and Why Not to wear one. Then I read a recount of a lady that was wearing one and was approached in the grocery story by a woman and her small daughter who spoke broken english. She asked questions about preparing a turkey and dressing. The pin wearing lady was glad to offer conversation and advice. When done, the little girl looked up at the lady and pointed to the pin and said that she had told her mother it would be okay to ask her.
Stories like this fill my heart with joy. I AM that person wearing the pin. A stranger might not know it because my facial expression is a frown. I don't know why my lips turn down. When I think of it, I turn them up. Why isn't it normal for me? Anyway, I decided to add a pin to my coat. For good measure I added a heart charm. I want people to know I am approachable. That I am willing to be helpful. It's not a political statement. It's a personal one.
I'd be interested to hear you thoughts about wearing a safety pin whether they are political or not. If your comment is rude, I'll read it, I might respond to it, but I WILL delete it.