Spontaneous Easter Bonnet


"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it
You'll be the grandest blah blah in the Easter parade.
I'll be all in clover, and when they look us over…
da dum dum dum dum da da da da da da"

 

This started running through my head the night before Easter.  And immediately I thought "Life List, I need to add it!  I want to wear an Easter bonnet and go to an Easter parade!"  Then I thought, "Maybe next year." 

 

Then I started talking about it and in less than 10 minutes found out there is an Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue and I still had time to buy a hat, and OMG, this could happen.  I found a hat and a big gigantic butterfly, some sewing skills I didn't even know I had came into play, and I had a hat.  A big ridiculous Easter-ish bonnet.

 

Timing was going to be tricky and the weather looked borderline rotten.  But, I got out of bed and headed toward St. Patrick's cathedral.

 

In which I don an Easter bonnet with wings

 

 

Mission Accomplished.  Then I came home and read the actual lyrics and it turns out….

"On the avenue, Fifth Avenue,
The photographers will snap us…"

 

I was at the actual Easter parade the song is about! 

 

New Easter tradition?  I don't know.  It was humid and the avenue was packed with more tourists than bonnet-wearers and a few folks asked to take my picture which led to an internal panic and dialogue that resembled Woody Allen more than Judy Gardland… but there was an Easter bonnet, or at least a hat, and I carried it around all day until the butterfly disintegrated in the rain.  I added something to my life list and accomplished in in less than 24 hours.  Funny how you may not realize you want to do something til you say it aloud and then poof, you can do it if you set an alarm and make it happen.

 

Thanks @mattgunn for the photos