You Can Leave Your Hat On

"I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality.  Why just be yourself?"  (Margaret Atwood)

I spied this impressive bit of millinery as I waited for the train last week.  This woman, and about a dozen others, were all attired in red hats and purple clothing.  One or two went far enough as to accessorize with red shoes.  It was like Margaret Atwood's collection of bonnets (each with their own unique character) on parade.  Truth be told, one was wearing only a simple red headband in lieu of a flashy chapeau.  My teenager gave her very high marks for her comparatively subtle expression of conformity with her party.