Wednesday, January 17, 2018

THE EVOLUTION OF UNDERWEAR

There seems to be an evolution of my thoughts on underwear over time.  (My two male readers Bare with me) YES--PUN INTENDED!   



It ALL began with a simple white cotton number with one row of ruffles around the legs.  NO--I DO NOT monogram my underwear--NOT THEN--NOT NOW!  They were all white--folded neatly in a row in my drawer.  There was NEVER a question as to what underwear I should wear.  

With time came color and a change of material.  The older I got--the less material was required for coverage.  In fact coverage might be stretching it.  Even with stretching these did not cover much.


AND THEN came the day when I was concerned with what someone else might think of my underwear.  I certainly didn't want to look like a grandma--but then again didn't want to lean too far into the other camp either.  My mother's only advice was to not leave the house in holey underwear (NOT to be confused with Holy underwear).  BUT IF someone special happened to see my underwear, I needed to convey the right message about who I was by wearing the perfect underwear for the occasion.


Today it seems I am still concerned about what someone else might think of my underwear.  The someone else though has changed to the staff at the emergency room in case I need to be rushed to the hospital.  You can't be too careful!  The day when I might have a need for emergency care is getting closer.  I would not want anyone feeling sorry for the little old lady and the sad state of her underwear.

What's the big deal about underwear anyway?  We all can do a great job on the surface with our dress, but what's underneath says a lot about us as well.   Are we only concerned about the surface or are we well put together from the inside out?  If others could see beyond our surface, what would they think?

What's in your underwear drawer?


O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
Psalms 139!

8 comments:

  1. Years ago, when I was young and handsome, (I still am by the way), I visited a fortune teller. She looked at the lines in my hand and said, "You're due for a big change soon. Your vest and underpants!"

    And yes, I too was advised to always wear clean underwear just in case I have an accident, get hit by a bus, and need to be taken to hospital. So I always carry a spare underpants with me for such occurrences. If ever a bus is to hit me I will quickly take the spare underpants from my briefcase and get changed before I get hit.

    Did you know that my ancestor's Coat of Arms has the logo Semper Ubi Sub Ubi? "Always Wear Under Wear" Check it out: http://timeforreflections.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/richard-who.html

    For the ladies there are many styles of underwear of course. From the very large ones which would also serve as the sails for the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's sailing ship; to the very tiny small see through and dainty ones. But in the UK there was a trend not so long ago for ladies not to wear underwear at all; as I witnessed once to my ... confusion! I was in the supermarket car park when I met a young lady I knew. Suddenly a gust of wind blew her mini-skirt right up revealing that she was wearing absolutely nothing underneath. She had her dog on a lead and the more she struggled to get the skirt down the more the dog got excited and the more the wind did its best to continue what it started and the more I did not know where to look. She of course laughed it off as if nothing had happened.

    God bless.

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    1. I suppose I need to feel sorry for you with your parking lot encounter? Time to look at the birds flying by or to count and make sure you still have all your toes, Victor! Do you have any holy underwear in your drawers?
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. {{{giggling}}}What you come up with, my friend. smiles

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  3. Thanks for this laugh today, Lulu, but you do bring up a great point: Are we as careful about our inward appearance as our outer? God sees every part of us, holey underwear and all. We should want to reflect His image from the inside out.
    Blessings!

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  4. Hi Lulu! What a great point about surface, and what we carry underneath, both physically and spiritually. Personally, I throw out underwear that have holes in them now, but I was perfectly fine with them for many years. I didn't care, as long as it held together!
    May my soul reflect the Lord as a seamless garment, no holes!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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