I bought a hat from a vendor from Mexico
at a dirt road market,
where if I had been so inclined,
I also could have purchased a goat.
You faithful long-time readers of White Spray Paint,
have been to that market with me before.
You KNOW I am a sucker for a word.
I fell for La Peregrinacion in Athens , Texas at the Goodwill.
You can read about that here.
And so La Providencia has several meanings.
It can certainly refer to the Divine-
as in Divine Providence.
We all know about that. Thank goodness.
Or it can refer to the steps in a process,
it can be a ruling or decision.
That is the meaning I prefer in my hat buying.
my father’s judgment.
It’s just a little bit too cocky for that.
His unspoken rules?
* You almost needed to qualify to wear the hat.
As in cowboy hats were worn by actual men or boys
that actually worked with cows.
*Your hat brand needed to be Stetson,
*you had a straw hat for hot months and a felt hat for dress and cold months.