Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blue Toes


What's with the Blue Toes? Well.....they are a symbol and everytime I look at them I giggle.

I stopped in Esteto Clinica today to get a pedicure. Maria Ofelia greeted me and while I was choosing the nail color for my toes, she told me she had just gotten in the latest color. She got it from behind her desk and showed me the bottle. Robin's egg blue!

"Oh no, Maria. I don't like those weird colors that the girls are wearing."

I picked out a lovely summery, pinky-coral for my toes and then I sat down for my pedicure. While the young woman was working on my toes, I was thinking that I always choose a color that is somewhere from a coral-red to a coral-pink. Those are good colors for me. I thought about all the greens, blues, turquoises, lavendars and even purples that I have seen the teenage girls wearing. I thought it looked a little odd but you know kids like to be different.

Mm....I'd even seen some of those colors on my daughters-in-law and their friends. Well, styles change.

I sat there thinking. I wondered why I thought that only corals and reds were the right colors for toenails. The thought came to mind that a lot of my behavior is governed by restrictions or limits or styles from the past. I've got myself boxed in and closed off from new ideas and adventures just because I let those restrictions or limits keep me from examing why I do the same things over and over again.

Okay, this has to stop. I felt a big grin spread over my face.

"Maria, I've changed my mind. I want to use that new color you showed me."

"See, Senora. It is muy bonita. You will like it."

So, everytime I look at my robin's egg blue toes, I am reminded that I want to be open to new possibilities in the future.

16 comments:

  1. You are definitely on a TRIP!

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  2. Robin's Egg Blue
    A Good Color for You

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    1. Haha. It looks pretty good in the photo but not so sure in the middle of the day.

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  3. Can mauve streaks in your hair be too far behind?

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    1. Steve, I this morning I was thinking about one of the daughter-in-law who wore shocking pink hair for about a year. Mauve streaks? Who knows what dangers lurch around the corner in my future. LOL

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  4. Amen! I believe past 60 we are allowed and then some. :)

    Barbara

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    1. We just have to recognize the old tapes and overwrite them with new stuff.

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  5. Judging from that photo, those are the tootsies of an angel.

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    1. Ah, Felipe, how sweet but this woman is very earth bound.

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  6. That look will rock in Paris.

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    1. I love it. A style setter in Paris. LOL

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  7. Though I'm certainly not an expert, Billie, in the selection of colors for toes or fingernails, I think that the color is lovely and I applaud you for stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new, daring!

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    1. Oh, Daring Billie. That is definitely the new me. LOL

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