There is nothing to eat,
seek it where you will,
but the body of the Lord.
The blessed plants
and the sea, yield it
to the imagination intact.
— William Carlos Williams
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I am looking forward to:
- Getting our yard in shape; planting things (pepper garden, onions, potatoes, flowers). I am desperate for some of our flowers to grow. The daffodils and tulips in the front yard have been taking their sweet time, probably because it’s been so unseasonably cold.
- Actual spring weather. This cold weather and the persistent threat of snow every weekend is really getting me down.
- Rescue adoption event tomorrow, to which I will be taking Laszlo. Here’s to hoping that he garners some positive attention!
- Reading again. I have been in a non-reading funk, mainly because caring for a puppy all day means that I have little ability to divert my attention to quiet, stationary pastimes. I think I have also lost a lot of enthusiasm for fiction, which has never happened to me before.
- Buying clothes and thinking about clothes and paring down my wardrobe. Still musing a lot on fashion and the importance of dressing well. I am reading a poorly organized book on British fashion, The Thoughtful Dresser, but it has inspired some thoughts. For instance: There is a reason why Paris and New York are hubs of fashion. In those cities, women are seen on the streets all day long. In contrast, there is a reason why Wyoming is not a fashionable center; women fulfill different roles (cattle wrangling?) and thus have no need for stylish, meticulous presentation in dress (functional presentation, yes, but no one would see you in vintage Dior even if you owned it). Something else I’ve been thinking about: Why is there such a lack of diversity in men’s fashion? Has it always been this way?
2 thoughts on “Nothing to eat”
Love your thought re: functional fashion in NYC versus Wyoming – reminds me a bit of the Texas scene in Travels with Charley and Steinbeck’s discussion of how people in Texas must be very wealthy indeed to dress so simply in town or in nice company. I’d like to talk fashion with you re: paring down wardrobes sometime. I think about this often, how nice it would be to have a few truly beautiful items and lots of nice scarves and be done with it. This is my stereotype of how a Parisian woman dresses / fashions her wardrobe, but not sure it’s actually true.
I am ALSO getting rid of/donating (hopefully) about a 1/3 of my wardrobe. I would ask if you wanted any of it, but that may defeat your project 😉