Loving Myself Every Day

The view from under an umbrella

An old superstition says it’s bad luck to open an umbrella inside, but to look underneath something, that’s exactly what I did.

Muted sunshine filters through the colored fabric of the panels casting colorful shade on someone’s face.  Or, if it’s raining, you can see the outline of rain drops through the nylon fabric. Those drops create gray dots that are a few shades darker than the color of the umbrella.  The underside of an umbrella is a system of wires that help the apparatus to fold open or shut.  One thick, square shaped piece of metal runs along the fabric itself.  The cylindrical part that connects to the far end of the square shaped piping is thinner, and connects to the circular piece that slides up and down the handle.