I’ve recently started veiling, about 3 months ago, to protect my energy since I’m an empath and also as part of the hellenistic pagan side of my practice. I generally don’t wear them at home and will cover with a scarf if I have a virtual meeting since I work from home. If I’m going out in the world, I generally wear bandanas or square handkerchiefs as they are easier to secure for all day wear. For me, it’s not about completely hiding my hair and will wear them with my hair down at times (heat allowing).
I’ve recently bought several scarfs to wear more casually when I don’t need to worry about securing my veil (i.e. I can adjust as needed). Well, I had one of these said scarfs on as I was letting one of my dogs out. He decides he doesn’t want to go in our yard and wants to go for a walk. So now I’m walking in our RV park with this scarf as my veil. I’m having to readjust and hold it in place because of the wind.
I’m not really thinking any thing of it until the looks start. Then I remember I’m wearing flip-flops, shorts and a t-shirt so they are really confused on (1) why I’m wearing a scarf in the middle of summer and (2) why I’m appearing to be modest and cover myself yet expose skin by what I’m wearing. I laughed to myself about what they might be thinking and kept walking.
No one looks twice when I wear a bandana but I get all kinds of looks when I wear a scarf. I guess they assume I just didn’t wash my hair with the bandanas?
Here’s me back inside (it’s 90°F with a real feel of 102°F). I think I look cute.