Friday, August 14, 2009

Wrapped

There's something about having someone else wrap you up in a towel that just feels amazing. Having a personal assistant towel wrapper is one of the million things I miss about being a kid.

The tricky part was the way they'd wrap your hair up in a turban. Your head would be so heavy that you had to walk 'just so', scurrying along with your legs wrapped a bit too tightly together to walk in a normal fashion.

I loved the turban. Oh man. It was the greatest. I knew as I floated along with my ears and my looong hair wrapped up in it that this was the stately way a queen walked with her crown of jewels. When I forgot to walk 'just so' and it tumbled out I'd get so frustrated. I'd stand there looking at my lovely turban, now just a silly towel on the floor.

Picking it up was no easy feat as the rest of me was wrapped up like a little girl burrito. I'd have to try to bend down and pick it up between two little fingers. Once I finally triumphed in the Amber vs. towel showdown I'd have to skirt down the hall to find my mom like a little terrycloth lightening bolt. Time was of the essence. You always risked her deciding your hair was dry enough to no longer need a turban. Hopefully that wasn't the case and she'd use her vast abilities to wrap you all up again with what seemed like such an origami magic trick.

Now I dip my wet head down while stepping out of the shower, twist and I'm ready to go. I don't even appreciate the turban! It's funny how things reverse when we grow up. Stuff that was a cinch when I was little can be so elusive sometimes. All the while, things that seemed near impossible as a kid happen while I'm barely thinking.

OK. I promise that's as pensive as I'm going to get today.

Here's to the happy little moments--like Fridays! Hear, hear!
Listening to right this second: 'The Way I Loved You" -- Taylor Swift

17 comments:

Fernanda said...

Cute. I like it.

Connie said...

You're right about how good it feels to be wrapped up in a towel! Wonderful lines.

Diana Evans said...

oh so sweet!!! and you're right..

CHUCK'S ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY said...

Great sketch!

Sorrel Sparks said...

That is so sweet! I havent been wrapped in a towel for years, and now i really miss it! :*(

claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful sketch! it has such movement!

ArtSnark said...

how fun! Lively sketch

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh the one in the middle in the tub makes me giggle. I just love the big grin! this so cute!!! I also love the looseness of the sketch!

Susan said...

sweet sketch!!
I miss the years of wrapping my own children!!

kim said...

cute!

Jennifer Appel said...

I like the movement as well in the sketch. Very nice!

Indigene said...

Clever line work and lovely memories!

NANCY LEFKO said...

great sketch !!!

Shirley said...

Such a great piece..love the movement and energy in your piece.

Julie said...

Great sketch!

tusen said...

cute sketch and lovely memories :)I still wrap my hair in a towel turban, although it stays on my had for a couple of minutes only.

Pencil Pocket said...

wonderfully expressive sketch! this is fab :)

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