Not much going on, except clothes
What is up with me and how late I am today? I blame it on the snow.
And I have to say there's not much going on. Didn't have to leave the house today, yay! Things on my mind:
- New writer I'm training
- Visiting LA in early March
- Networking group
- Global warming
You know, it runs the range.
That last one is about re-tooling my wardrobe as part of this "expressing my unique selfhood" kick. A friend came over on Sunday and went through everything, pointing out all the things I should never wear again. Ouch! The pile on the floor far outstrips what remains in the closet, I can tell you. Some of the clothes were older than my daughter.
People who have known me for a long time will already be laughing. My best friend in high school used to shake her head at me when I'd turn up in my weird outfits. Okay, I'm a writer, she's a designer. Not a fair test. My former boss one day complimented my shoes. She was so congratulatory that I'd finally at least furnished my feet appropriately, it became a high point of my professional career. I don't even want to mention how many people have recommended the TV show What Not to Wear.
So now I'm trying to learn finally what many people (well, women) seem to know instinctively—what makes them look good.
I'm gaining a new appreciation for this statement from Science and Health:
Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. (p. 247)
Perhaps it's profane to apply this to clothing, but that's where my mind is going. If I have a form that is meant to reflect the "charms of His goodness," then I suppose it should have proportion, grace, and suitability along with pure function and comfort. In other words, I should know how to dress it as well as how to maintain it. A new concept for me.
I guess for me the revelation, if you can call it that, is that many of my "favorite" clothes actually didn't express me. They did in some elements, maybe, but not in the whole. Time to pull it all together.
I may get a haircut, too.
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