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Lighten up or lose your head

I took this photo while strolling in Tel Aviv on a typical Friday. I just couldn’t resist it. It seemed so ironic to me, this beheaded lady, wearing the best of this summer’s fashion. I also looked at other young ladies around me, jiggling and talking non-stop.

They sit down at the coffee shop, while comparing their insights on the dress in the window and the shoes they bought the other day. They share the latest bits of gossip about the trainer at the gym, their other friend’s husband, the waitress. After resting a bit they are up on their feet for another round of shopping. There’s a great sale at Zara they can’t possibly miss… One of them apologizes – she has to rush off to pick up the kid. She also has some cooking to do for Sabbath. The other one has another phone call, fifth in a row. But they don’t leave the mall until they fix their make-up in the ladies’ room. They exchange a few last words on how fabulously the new tone of the make-up from the new department store suits them and how cheap it is compared to the previous one.
They finally leave, carrying what seems like dozens of bags and I wake up from my day-dream.

You probably figured out already, from the unbiased and highly objective description above – I wouldn’t want that kind of life for myself. But looking at them, it sometimes seems to me that the real wisdom might be in enjoying the simple things in life. I keep forgetting that. I keep thinking and analyzing and looking for things that apparently do not exist instead of living the moment. Maybe I should hang a copy of this photo in my room, it will definitely remind me to lighten up. 🙂

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  1. Yair
    May 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Great photo. Maybe it also hints to the fact that people running after the latest fashion and spending lots of money on it have lost their minds 🙂

  2. Amir Shitrit
    June 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Well said.

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