Umbrellas for the Sun
I spent a good part of my Sunday waiting in a long line. Our neighborhood park offers free concerts—which sound deceptively line-less—but the organizers count the crowd by slowly applying a wristband to each entering wrist.
It was hot and sunny. People-watching was getting tedious and my iced coffee was running out when I saw what seemed like a mirage. She was pale (like me) but not sweaty or bent over awkwardly reapplying sunscreen (like me). Teetering above her cool head was a lovely red parasol. She was all but singing Jolly Holiday. That night, still envious, I bookmarked a few options.
But before I jump on the parasol bandwagon, I wonder: Is the sun umbrella graceful, practical protection, or just one more accessory to keep track of?Add a Comment