I can't help but think (although I have no actual evidence) that Emanuelle Alt is also a "slow walker." She just gives off that vibe, don't you think? She also never carries an actual handbag, just her blackberry and maybe a tiny notebook. (I actually have evidence on this one, as I did a google image search and didn't find a single photo of E.A. carrying anything remotely resembling a purse.) This is especially noteworthy as she also has a kiddo. A mom without a giant, hulking bag? Quelle Horreur.
It is a highly enviable state this traveling light, slow walking existence... so unhurried, and attractive, and, well...totally unattainable. I rush everywhere. I'm never on time anymore, which is sad, as I think promptness is a hugely important quality. And while I'm in the process of this rushing, I carry a ginormous bag bulging with all manner of papers and folders and electronic devices and flotsam and jetsam.
Suffice to say, it's a wholly unglamorous scene.
So I'm going to try and channel my inner Emanuelle a bit and reboot this weekend. I'm going to clean out the handbag, streamline, and slow down. I'm thinking it's going to require waking up a bit earlier, but I'm not afraid. After all, who wants to be crazy, rushing, giant bag lady??