If You're Goin' to San Francisco - Be Sure ...... To wear a flower in your hair ?
People have always looked at me a little funny during the day with a flower in my hair here in San Francisco ...
Which I find a bit odd, given the San Fran famous song lyrics.
But you know what ... I could care less. ;)
I personally don't think it's a rule that you can only "dress up" on the weekends. If I want to be Pin-Up by day AND by night, that's my business, yes? Even in the land of hippies and Silicon Valley geeks.
And business I do ... right up there with the rest of them. This flower goes with me almost everywhere I go in the corporate world, so those smirk faced haters need to get hip to the jive, and stop staring. ;)
But there is one distinction that I would like to make. This flower did not suddenly appear in San Francisco. I've carried this little accessory around for years, through multiple States and Countries.
I'd like to separate my flower from that of the hippies on Haight St. and redirect it back towards it's initial spark -
Billie was always an inspiration to me, and while I"ll never be able to sport a flower as big and sparkly as hers, I'll always follow in her image.
I'll probably be that 90 year old lady on the corner with bright pink hair and an orchid garden, playing Billie Holiday records on vinyl while the kids run around in their flying cars and such. Just wait.
And you know what? Billie Holiday said it best herself ...
"Ain't Nobody's Business, If I Do." ;)