“The destinies of nations have been altered . . . by the flutter of a fan. Why not revive these delightful customs of the past to stimulate romance?” Arlene Dahl, Always Ask a Man
I’ve always loved the image of Southern women gently fanning themselves in a warmly-lit church or on a porch, so I dug out a lovely bamboo fan Ian gave me a few years ago, and with the weather as hot as it has been, I’ve really been using it! At work, it gave me something to fiddle with while I thought through a difficult article or pay layout, a quiet pause in the day to contemplate.
Arlene has a wonderful diagram of ways a fan can be used to
communicate. I tried some of these out on a certain older bachelor I know, but if he noticed, he didn’t say anything. But either way, it kept me cool!