01 Feb LIFE LESSON #9: KEEP THEM GUESSING; LIFE IS A MYSTERY.
I got my first denim jacket when I was in seventh grade. It was the epitome of cool. Think James Dean. Well one day I came across a perfume ad in a magazine where the model was wearing a denim jacket with a very feminine lacy blouse. It was my first taste of understanding the attraction of ‘leather and lace’, the combination of ‘naughty and nice’. I looked through my closet and found a cotton blouse that had a very delicate print of small yellow and light blue rosebuds. I put my jacket on over it, popped the collar and rolled the sleeves back over the cuff. To the outside world I looked very nice and neatly dressed, but on the inside it felt, well I mean I felt, secretly ‘naughty and nice’ at the same time. It’s a feeling I covet to this day.
Life Lesson #9: How you look on the outside doesn’t have to give away how you feel on the inside. Sometimes it’s okay to walk around with a secret smile. It keeps them guessing, while you are ever in the know. Remember life IS a mystery.