I was over to my favorite haunt this a.m. and came across a couple posts that had me laughing and now I'm thinking bout memories. Course, my favorite haunt used to be second favorite haunt and now that most things have been more or less fixed, specially since I quit messing bout with coding and such, I spend quite a bit of time over there.
At any rate, the first post was something bout "if a woman says "do what you want," best stand still, do not breathe, etc and I laughed. A few memories popped right into my head, mostly of mom, an aunt or two, a few friends and neighbors, and then popped into my head those very same ladies with "the Look." It was the Look that popped into my head when I read the words "Just play Dead."
The second post showed an old style Jingle dress dancer. Took away my breath just watching her. It was great, hearing those jingles, seeing the smile on her face made me feel good, happy. Tried to download it, instead I shared it so it'd be on my wall as I'm not friends with the original poster.
That brought back memories of my childhood, being at powwows, and learning to dance. Going barefoot most summers, even when it rained, sometimes, or should I say, especially, after it rained. Those times are when I mostly got the Look. Tramping in mud was most especially frowned upon. Never did stop me though. What finally stopped me was the time when I stepped on a piece of glass and, well, the sight of that much blood pouring from my foot was a bit scary.
Particularly when accompanied by the shouts of my sisters and friends who were trying to quiet me so the adults wouldn't come running to find out what happened. We had to give up when we couldn't stop the bleeding. Had to face the Look. Especially on five or six of those very same ladies.
Oh, I know the context of that particular meme was probably written by a man, specially after that song popularized "Deer in Headlight look" but every time I see it, I think of those ladies.
Ahh, memories. Going to go create a few more.