Friday, July 9, 2010

The Woman In the Orange Gia

I consider myself to be a fairly well-adjusted woman. I haven't really aspired to be someone else since my impressionable college years. However, the other day I was cruising along the main thoroughfaire of my town (in my "swagger wagon")

I pulled up next to this cute little Karmann Gia.

Even though antique two-seaters have always been on my favorite list, it was not just the car that caught my attention. It was the "whole package".

She wore a large rimmed straw, similar to this one.

Whisps of hair blew in the breeze of her partially rolled down window.

On the passenger seat sat an oversized straw basket purse resembling this one.

Was she headed to the farmer's market for fresh fruits and vegetables? Or was she on her daily errand for fresh bread from the boulangerie? Or maybe she was headed to the local flower mart for a bouquet of fresh flowers...

Of course she would soon return to her quaint beach cottage similar to this one.

For a split second I wished I was this woman. She has crossed my mind several times this week because she exhibited the certain joie de vivre I covet. To me, she was the whole package of what I desire to posess. And it had little to do with material items. One day, maybe sooner than later, I will have it!


Anonymous said...

Everyone wants be that woman. And if everyone had the wardrobe, I think we could ;)

DaytonAndEmma said...

Dear Jen,

WOW! I love your ideas and posts! Please come and work for us!! Just give me a call! You know the number becasue we are your loving, angelic kids!!

We ♥ you and think that you are awesome!!

Unknown said...

Jen, you ARE like that woman!!