I saw a bunch of ladies
today and accidentally imagined them naked.
This is because I've seen
the movie Calendar Girls, where old women strategically place
watering cans and home-knitted beanies in front of the naughty areas,
take pictures, and make a surprisingly successful calendar. And that
looked like something these women would do.
swim in our underwear, in the middle of winter. Drink wine from mugs in the
roll down the car windows and sing. Dance like we're drunk
when we aren't, and have long conversations with interesting strangers. Take
pictures and pull faces, not just smile sedately.
we're apart we can send postcards in the mail, so that we have more than bills in the letter box. We'll greet each other with all the excitement of friends reunited after several years, even if it
was only last Tuesday.
to propose something that everyone should do: date yourself.
whether you’re single or not, date yourself. Wear a new dress, apply some
mascara and settle in to see a movie where you won’t have to share the popcorn.
It can be
a little daunting the first time. You might feel like you need company to enjoy
a movie, or to dine at a restaurant, or to marvel at an art exhibition. And it
is nice to have someone to laugh alongside, or to steal potato chips from their
plate. But, sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy your own company.