What sort of wuss wears a beanie around the house?
It’s not Outer Mongolia for f**’s sake
But it looks exotic and it’s warm and woolly.
A tower of a hat from Ulaanbaatar, the trader told me. A beanie fit for Genghis Khan.
I could see him storming through the steppes wearing it proudly like a crown,
I had to have it with its burnished reds and browns and black leopard spots.
But I look a proper Charlie wearing it in the mall or library or on public transport.
In restaurants people just stare.
So I wear it when gardening or on evening walks along the esplanade before disappearing
into my yurt where I cuddle up with a copy of Sonomyn Udval’s ‘Collected Short Stories’
which everyone should read.
- what’s the strangest structure you’ve slept under?
- have you read any of Sonomyn’s wonderful stories?
- do you wear beanies on cold, wintry days?