NO YOU DO NOT need dreadlocks to join today’s Pandemic Palmrolling Party, which I’m co-hosting with the wonderful Mnikelo Majestic Nojoko who gave me what turns out to the the best possible look for right-now.
Fidget spinner? Check. Source of comfort when you roll them with smellgood oils, turning your head into a giant diffuser? Check. Extra warmth for walks outside, which have become the peak adventure of the day every day? CHECK. You can still join the party if you have nothing to roll, you just have to 1) believe stamina might be a good to muscle to work right now, and 2) feel grateful for the stylists you’re missing, who are also missing you, as well as income, and stability, and the chance to practice their craft.
Justice says, sink into the long game. Operate as if you can envision some wrongs righted, some fuzz smoothed, some beautiful eventualities.
If you smell nice, the people around you might breathe more deeply. If you tell the woman checking you in at Planet Beach that her manicure is great, she might be like, hey, thank you, and then she’ll go get a fill at Kim Nails & Spa right next door and the local economy will improve by $18 plus tip.
This is what the Justice card is about. It’s about how everything you do comes back around in a high-fashion leveling of the field. Like really high, like higher-power high.
I’m not saying you have to change how you smell or how you chit-chat with cashiers or what you’re wearing right now (seriously) or anything else. I’m definitely saying, though, that it matters, and it would be good to give some thought to your ways. Chat as if the cashier’s well-being and the global economy are in your pretty hands. Smell as if the world is going to breathe it right back in your face. If you walk around doing things with grace and good hygiene, things should be ok.
Do things that way today.
Justice is sponsored by Minnesota lawyer-poet Tim Nolan, who says “joy in poetry and the law is all about paying attention to what seems insignificant.”
Here are two poems for Ann’s Fashion Tarot fans inclined to do the supplemental readings: For My Country In Its Darkness, and Thanksgiving. Eyedrops and chestnuts. Drugstores and a cross-dresser. You will like Tim’s poems.