Saturday, April 21, 2012

Suspended S's ~ Life Lessons from Nail Polish ~ A to Z Blog Challenge

When I began thinking about the A to Z challenge, I thought for a long time about what I wanted to write. I tried to think of ways to find neat things about the English language with each letter. And then I thought, what if that letter didn’t exist? So I am doing an abbreviated version of my Life Lessons series that I normally do on Fridays, but without using the letter of the day. What would life be like without that letter? Let’s find out...

I painted the nail on the end of each finger the night before today. I’m not certain why. Every time I apply nail paint, I regret it by the time the little hand can go thrice around the clock. A chip here, a chip there, and pretty can no longer be a depiction of my manicure  in a very abbreviated amount of time.

And yet currently on the end of each finger lay a patch of glittery pink.

I frequently do a pedicure, but a manicure cannot make it a week on my hand. Which can beget the inquiry why. Why do I do a project I know I will regret? It will not maintain the beauty it had initially. Why do it at all?

No rhetorical part of that query – I really don’t know. Do you have an idea? 

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  1. I kind of know how you feel. I don't have particularly nice nails and I'm not very good at painting them, but I do it quite often. Personally I think I enjoy the process of actually painting my nails more than anything else.

  2. That may be it. There's something fun about watching the paint go on. It's just that two days later they're all chipped and I wonder why I did it. ;)