Love Hat Relationship
As you probably already know, April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, poets.org sends out a poem-a-day email with a different featured poem each morning. Today’s featured poem is by Aaron Belz, and it’s called “Love Hat Relationship.” I thought it was fitting to feature here, so here it is:
“Love Hat Relationship”
I have been thinking about the love-hat relationship.
It is the relationship based on love of one another’s hats.
The problem with the love-hat relationship is that it is superficial.
You don’t necessarily even know the other person.
Also it is too dependent on whether the other person
is even wearing the favored hat. We all enjoy hats,
but they’re not something to build an entire relationship on.
My advice to young people is to like hats but not love them.
Try having like-hat relationships with one another.
See if you can find something interesting about
the personality of the person whose hat you like.
With the Kentucky Derby fast approaching, my thoughts have turned to hats and why women (or men, for that matter) don’t wear them nearly as often as they once did. Hats can be glamorous, fun, and they add instant dimension to otherwise plain outfits. A good friend of mine is going to the Derby this year and took a special hat shopping trip for the occasion. Though she’s keeping her special hat under wraps, she did take some photos of hats for me and they were just too much fun not to post:
I love the yellow hat in the first and fourth images–it looks like a frothy confection!
*all photos by Llalan Fowler