Thursday, September 16, 2010

7/28/1917 - 9/11/2010

Anything black and easily packed. 

For once, a fashion rule was a comfort.  "This is what you wear."

On Tuesday, I didn't particularly care about my "look."  I left it unadorned.  Perfunctory.

My aunt sat in front of me, and I focused on her patterned jacket.  I traced its swirls, finding comfort in the repetition.

For once, I embraced a fashion rule.  It was order, a solace.


Scholar Style Guide said...

Katie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family have a sense of peace despite the grieving.


Scholar Style Guide said...

Thanks for sharing in this difficult time, Katie. I'm sending all my best wishes to you and your family.

Your simple words and the silences between them speak touchingly here, as I imagine your simple black outfit spoke in its own way, too.


orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. Your words moved me - please feel free to reach out if you want to share any more. I'm thinking of you.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Katie, I'm very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences.

Iris said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Shakespeare's Feminine Ending said...

My condolences, Katie.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Katie. I hope that you and yours are finding some comfort in each other.

Between Laundry Days said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Katie. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.