**MEANT TO POST EARLIER…OOPS?***
Coffee: Organic Sumatra Blend, Trader Joe’s Brand; For the first time, I set my percolator to brew on delay. I woke up and walked in the kitchen and the room smelled like black beans, fresh brewed. I felt like a genius, a mad scientist, and the most boring sort of old man.
Just before work I tied my tie. It’s silk. It slipped. I tied it again. Even though it stuck the rest of the day, I kept fiddling with it. I’d stare it down in the bathroom. I fussed it over lunch.
Ties are more goofy than stylish. They’re descendants of the froofy things you see in old paintings pinching the necks of founding fathers. They don’t accessorize well, at best they blend in, and my assumption is they’re made to make you disarming, approachable like a chained dog, and that’s a little dishonest.
That said, I love getting ties as gifts and I love tying them. Kids dress up on Halloween. Can’t I dress up too?
The Pardoner’s Tale, by John Wain
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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” – Friedrich Nietzsche