Friday, April 16, 2010

Something lovely.

One day a few weeks ago, I was walking down King St with J. And I saw something lovely.

An older lady who I'm guessing who was in her seventies (and she was definitely a Lady) was walking along the street alone. She was impeccably dressed. She was wearing a powder blue skirt ( falling politely under the knee), a matching powder blue long-sleeved jacket, a white blouse with a Peter Pan collar, stockings, white mary-janes with a low heel, a white hand bag and not a hair out of place. She looked like she had arrived straight from a church service circa 1971.

I noticed her because she stood out quite alot on King St. You do see all kinds of interesting people and outfits here - but you don't see this kind of lady and outfit very often. I also noticed her because she was wearing white gloves. You know, like the Queen. It reminded me of when I was at high-school and we had to wear gloves outside school grounds in winter. We were told it showed our good grooming! I hated it.
Anyhow, I noticed her gloves and also noted the 30 degree temperature - and my fascination with her grew.

She also looked very uncomfortable and a little bit afraid - not because of her attire on a 30 degree day - but because the usual crazy contingent on King St was hovering and the traffic was very loud and I'm guessing she wasn't a Newtown regular. All that stuff.

As I walked past her, another woman in her thirties approached her , touched her gently on the arm and said 'Excuse me, I just wanted to tell you that you look beautiful. You don't really see people dressed as immpecably as you are anymore and I just wanted to tell you that. You really look wonderful.'

Well, my lovely old lady's face just lit up. She was touched , proud , flattered, reassured and comforted all at the same time. She thanked her admirer and then continued on up the street with a large smile on her face.

Such a lovely moment.

It made my day.

Happy Friday everyone!!



PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh, I love her - I want to be just like her when I grow up. There's a beautiful woman I'm always admiring in my neighborhood. Always dressed magnificently with the most incredible Gibson Girl fingerwave bob in the prettiest shade of silver. She sets my heart a-flutter everytime I see her. I always smile admiringly at her, but often feel like applauding. Never have had a chance to get to her though, she's always surrounded by admirers. I'd love to tell her how she makes my day. Maybe she was down your way for the day - she seems adventurous!

Corinne said...

What a lovely story! It definitely made me Friday!

Aneets said...

Ditto to what PPMJ said- I would love to think that would be me one day...

TheRealSydney said...

Awwww - that's such a nice story - a reminder to all that a random compliment can make someones day!