An effective personal shield, umbrellas are a simple solution to an everyday problem. Short of a magical shield charm or impervious spell, umbrellas get the job done at minimal cost and effort.
They’re also a fashion statement. In the downtown working commute there’s a sea of black. In delightful contrast is the occasional standout. Today I saw polka dots, bright pink, lime green, and a clear umbrella covered with comics. Was it an active fashion choice or a hasty pick from the umbrella stand? Either way it brightens my day and makes me proud to raise my Disneyworld umbrella.