I wanted to do a quick outfit photo session before my husband and I went on a lunch date. We were driving to our favorite desert spot for pictures. It is easy. Secluded. Private.
But halfway there, we drove by an orange grove and some interesting graffiti was spotted on a fence surrounding some equipment.
As someone who took two college philosophy courses, I was intrigued with the message.
“did you?” That is all that it said. I admire the choice of lower case letters. It was not aggressive in its innocence. Lower case letters never are. It was simply curious.
As a lover of the obscure, I admired the simple, but deep, question. There are many, many ways you could take the message:
Did you find the pumpkin I buried thirteen paces to the left?
Did you call the police when you saw me graffiti this sign?
Did you regret not getting on that plane to New Orleans?
I went for a more shallow approach, myself. This is a fashion post, after all…
Did you…remember to smile?
Did you…brush your hair? I’m guessing… No.
Did you…drop something?
Did you…get deodorant on your shirt?
Did you…wear too long of a skirt?
Or did you…wear too short of a shoe?
Either way, just tie that baby up.
Did you…wait for a sale price on this skirt for almost two years?
Did you…tuck your pajama shirt into your skirt and hope no one would notice?
Did you…wear it to bed again that night?
Did you…wear this outfit to the chiropractor’s office and then remember too late that you had not shaved your legs in over a week?
Did you…decide to have fun despite all of those things? Well, did you?
In the words of the great philosopher, Aristotle, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Or in the words of Jenni, “Yep.”
*this post was edited using Afterlife’s Crest Filter at 40%.