I haven’t been around the forums for a while but have been peeking back in now and then lately. About a year and a half ago or so I felt like I was being called to cover my head full time. I’d been feeling a nagging about it when going to Mass for a long time and when I finally gave in to it, felt like I should be doing it all the time. I generally wear a simple bandana type scarf, folded in a half and then tied at the nape of my neck, under my hair. I have nicer scarfs for dressier days and/or for Mass but it’s still tied the same way. For the longest time I couldn’t even explain really why I felt like I should be wearing it but knew that I needed to. I didn’t realize how much it meant to me until I was asked to remove it for a driver’s license photo and found that I just couldn’t do it. Initially I did it but felt like I was getting my picture taken half-dressed. I argued my point that it was for religious reasons and got to have my photo retaken. Since then I’ve been able to formulate a little better why I feel this need and the best answer I can come up with is that it keeps me more focused on how God sees me rather than how the world sees me. My natural tendency is to be vain. I spent a lot of years worrying about how I looked and spending a great deal of time primping and fixing. Now I can get out the door in 10 min if necessary. God has worked on me a great deal! But that natural tendency is still there and I think that this head covering is related to it somehow. Anyway, I’m just wondering if there is anyone else out there who does this.
God bless, Jen