skirt & boots: thrifted, vintage, top, belt, & cardigan: thrifted, tote: etsy, flower crown: diy
On the day that I wore this outfit -- which happens to have been Sunday -- I met a lady at a wedding that I attended. In a matter of perhaps a half hour, she was telling me her whole life story, from the beginning years of being a young, pregnant, and widowed women; to traveling through Paris singing jazz; to losing her memory anew every day for nine years; and everything in between. We discussed a novel she has been writing about her life and somehow along the way, this woman decided that she looked very similar to me in her youth. She even showed me photos -- and it was remarkably true. From the mouth shape to the jaw line, there was an odd resemblance.
We talked about parallel universes and reincarnation and she wondered if perhaps we were friends of the same age, in a different world. She told me she was 55, but she felt so much younger, and she said that to her, I seemed older. This conversation really made my head turn, because how often do you get to talk like this with a complete stranger? When people don't stick to the norm of a conversation, we automatically mark them as weird in our brains. While my brain was tempted to do that, I stopped. I stopped because my mind expanded so much during those 25 to 35 minutes that we talked, and I considered things that I had not considered before.
Separately, did you see the supermoon Saturday or Sunday? This weekend has been really good; I wonder if the moon had anything to do with it? I just need to tell you guys that I feel a lot better than in my last outfit post: there is a lot to tell but I don't feel as though I have the words right now. I feel excited and warmed and good things. How are you? xxoo E