Towels are not just for showers anymore. Nope. Turns out they have many handy uses and we should never be caught without one, according to author Douglas Adams. I could easily make a list of 100 uses for a towel, but I won’t. I’ll save that treat for another post. I’m sure you’re thrilled.
If you are a Sci-fi fan and have read any books written by Douglas Adams (1952-2001), then I don’t have to tell you what today is, do I??? But for the rest of you – today is TOWEL DAY, the day we celebrate the man and his genius.
He wrote such great adventure books and created word pictures that put you in the middle of things. I like “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”. There’s one particular quote from it that I enjoy:
Reality is frequently inaccurate.
That is one quote that I carry with me to use when I’m having an exceptionally bad day. Then I shrug my shoulders and convince myself that I’m not really having a bad day because my reality is not real anyway.
The book we get “Towel Day” from is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” in which an observation is made about the need a hitchhiker carrying a towel along if something needs to be created make-shift, such as a sail for a ship or in my case, roll it up to make a sort of pillow. So if you see people walking around with towels today and you know they aren’t going to the beach, you will be in on the story. But since reality is frequently inaccurate, maybe you don’t really see people carrying towels after all.
Well – enjoy your reality today. Pick up a Douglas Adams book if you have never read one. ❤