I'm a super visual person. I guess you could even say highly sensitive, not in the emotional way, in the I like all my senses to be engaged way. I like things to look pretty around me. I like to look pretty. I like to do things that create pretty things.
I have always gotten "dressed" . For me that means I get on my "mama uniform", comfortable outfit that looks cute, makeup, hair done and definitely some shoes. I wear shoes all day long. If I'm not wearing shoes then I don't feel like doing anything.
And that goes for my apron too. I wear an apron almost ALL DAY LONG. First thing, I am super splashy. I seem to drip, slip, and make a general mess with all that I do. The apron protects my clothes. And it puts me in a working frame of mind. When I tie that apron I know it is time to do some work and get things done. If I don't feel like making dinner I just put my apron on and there is a slight mind shift..get to work lady!
Just recently I went to a low Latin mass and my friend lent me her veil. As soon as I put that pretty piece of lace on my head I knew I was a goner. This is exactly what I need..a prayer uniform item. A visual reminder of what I should be doing and thinking...just like my shoe wearing all day and my apron habit. Wearing a veil makes perfect sense for me. I love it!
Our habits and the way we enter and engage in things really help form us, our attitudes and state of mind. I have a favorite apron right now that is not especially pretty...but it has pockets and fits well in all the right places. I pretty much wear the same gold flats EVERYDAY, unless it is SNOWING, or raining really hard..then I wear converse. And now I will be wearing the black veil you see above to mass...until I make or buy another one. I'm thinking this one or this one....but I just bought this one. I like the infinity type. Then you can wear it around your neck as you leave mass and get in the car, leaving it in the pew may not happen.