Here Come The Fire Department

Quotes and Notes #297, August 28

Time for stepping out. It will make you feel wonderful.

Time for stepping out. It will make you feel wonderful.

“When in doubt, wear red.”—Bill Blass–

If your self image is slipping a bit, don’t hide it—flaunt it. My mother, Jane Schulz calls it “the red patch.” It seems that during The War she was preparing to step out and show off in her new white slacks. On the big night, though, she found that the garment had a prominent rip in it that would be inappropriate for the outing. With no time or money to procure a new outfit, she sad down and sewed a prominent red patch on top of the problem. This was genius—it solved the problem, covered the flaw, and became a fashion statement.

It’s easy once you understand, if something is not right in your life, put a red patch on it. Make it so red that people will look at you and say, “Lookie there. Here come the fire department.”

There, I’ll bet I’ve shared a smile with you this morning.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Today’s illustration is a painting by Jonathan Roy, from the collection of Micheline Hicks

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