Hats have great importance. Young mothers put hats on their infants to protect them when they are in their strollers and out for a walk. They don’t know it, but when their babies are old enough to grab, those ruffled hats will be the first to go. Several months later, those same mothers will put the slightly larger hats back on their bigger babies, only to see them fly off their babies’ heads. Depending on the mother and the baby, you will see a variety of responses and emotions. It is one of the first battles between mother and child. Some mothers will place great importance in making sure the hat stays on. Other mothers will not care. In this struggle, sometimes one side shows a certain wisdom, and either mother or baby will choose early on not to fight the battle. These are the peacekeepers of the world.
Fashionable women wear hats to make a statement. Other women won’t dare wear a hat if it does anything bad to their hair. Their focus is on what they will look like once the hat is off. These women are forward thinkers.
Some men wear hats to cover up bald spots, others to keep warm. These are the practical people in the world.
Older men flirt in their dapper hats. These men are happy in the moment.
Fans wear caps with team logos. These are the optimists of the world.
Backwards caps make some teenagers unapproachable and scary. Others simply look adorable like this and will someday learn that their most endearing quality is their niceness.
Some women wear hats or scarves to shield illness. I recognize these women and smile tentatively at them. These women are the warriors. I feel guilty having hair. I want to go home and cut it all off.
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