Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Try It On

How do you know
if something fits?

You try it on.

You try on shoes.
Too tight?
Too lose?
Room for toes?
Lookin' good?

You try on jackets.
Shoulders fit?
Zippers zip?
Pockets there?
Color workin'?

You try on cars.
Fast enough?
Smooth enough?
Cheap enough?
Ridin' right?

You try on jobs.
Boss okay?
Payday fine?
People good?
Workin' hard?

You try on you.
Rules right?
Choices yours?
Room to breathe?

How do you know
if something fits.

You try it on.


  1. I love this. This is how my husband makes most of his major decisions - he "tries it on" for a few days. He acts as if he's already decided on one of his options and lives with that knowledge for a few days to see how it feels. It's remarkable, really, to see how well that works. Especially for the less decisive among us who can "pro and con" the life out of anything.

    1. Thanks, TL. I am experimenting with this approach, using it to "try on" me. It certainly takes away some of my self imposed boundaries.

  2. How about life? Try it on...one size fits all

    1. I get that but one size fits all when it is a blanket in which you wrap your self. It's the details that get tricky. xoxoxox

  3. I love this to an almost embarrassing degree.

  4. So true. How can you know if you don't try?

  5. I've tried on a couple of marriages (or perhaps I had a couple of wives that tried them on). Don't know if that was all that good. Investing a few years into something that important and producing kids from it can have some big repercussions after it's over. Not like just returning a pair of shoes that don't fit right.

    Otherwise, yeah, you're right.

    Tossing It Out

    1. Agreed, Arlie. Trying on a marriage, especially when there are kids involved, is nothing to take lightly. But there are lots of other things that I want to try on that can be taken at least more lightly than I might have once taken them.