See Me Now!



















I did not seek the attention, rather I like to sit obscurely in the back of the room with a piece of my hair hiding my eyes, wearing dark under stated clothing, head bowed.  Don’t see me, please do not.

The attention I do like to observe is the one where you would use the thinking process and selectively concentrate on one aspect of the process. This kind of thinking would leave me alone to sit unobserved.

The attention I wish to discuss today and its outcome is the type of notice taken of someone and the regarding of someone as interesting or important, as well as worth the consideration, and the observation of worthiness. It happened to me one day a few months ago. Someone noticed me all scrunched over, hair flying, trying to hide.  How could I have been found, I have been hiding for so long. I found out that you just couldn’t hide from keen observers and skillful people.

I go to a luncheon every month, usually unobserved. This time I got caught. One precious lady asked if I would allow her to pull my hair back in a new do. I said, “Ok.” Then, another asked if I would allow her to smooth some make up on my cheeks and above my eyes. Again, I said, “Ok.” The make up was pulled from the recesses of a huge purse and applied. Little strands from my hairdo were pulled so I had a windswept look. Everyone noticed my new diamond earrings. Everyone thought I looked so fabulous. Everyone said I should always pull my hair up, dab on make up and pull strands. Someone began to apologize because she thought maybe they had overstepped their boundaries and hurt my feelings.

Oh, I spent the rest of the afternoon assuring the ladies how happy I am to have their attention and caring. I will spend the rest of my life thanking them for the new look and the lessons on how to achieve my new windswept, awesome look and thanking them for their precious practiced worldly attention. Next time you see me I will not be scrunched up, hair over eyes in the back of the room hoping you do not notice me.  I will be up front looking like these ladies have just coiffed, brushed, and applied my new look. See me now.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tom E. McKissack
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 16:05:28

    Somehow,I really have a hard time thinking of you as being an obscure person. LOL


  2. Reene Reene
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 18:23:40

    interesting–I never thought you were intending to hide. I just thought you were comfortable with yourself and didn’t find it necessary to be a “ditto” of all around you — especially since your are so much more interesting and have so much more to offer.  I guess, in my book, your values and intellect are so much more important.  I think those ladies need to scratch the surface, so to speak, and really discover Sheila!!  Reene


  3. sheila Clapkin
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 10:37:28

    I certainly did not intend to hide, but now out from behind the rock things clear up.
    Thank you for your keen observations and your beautiful way of expressing your ideas to me.


  4. Phil
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 11:52:29

    When you are behind a rock, what happens if you look behind you and a whole new aspect greets you? Are you still hiding or do you use the rock as a backdrop for something more exciting?


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Nov 16, 2013 @ 08:38:37

      This comment is brilliant and I will always remember it as I go on.. I also remember a statement from Woody Guthrie(you are too young, probably), but when visiting a museum showing of his work. He said something like, If you see a No Trespassing Sign and you keep going, there is nothing on the back of it so keep on going.
      YOUR statement is something I can use in my mind everyday. Oh, think of the vistas in my future by using my rock as a backdrop. Oh dear friend, thank you so much!!


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