Saturday, November 14, 2009

Purple Patch.

I'm probably on to a looser here, and I'm probably only too deficient in eloquence to argue my case, but if you'll bear with me for a few moments, I'll try to explain. Yesterday I went off to school to pick Annie up.It was a damp cold afternoon. I went to stand with two dear friends of mine who are both Mums of children in Annie's class.

looking in a draw and had come across a pair of leggings which she had worn some years ago.We laughed about how they seem to be back in vogue...we mused how fashion always comes full circle despite reinventing itself. I then mentioned that I really love the 'shiny leather look' leggings now seen .My friend laughed ..she didn't think they would suit her now being a 'mature lady'. But ladies and gentlemen, I disagree, or rather I disagree with the notion that one would feel unable to wear something because one feels that one is too old.

I entered the conversation during which one of the Mums was describing how she had been I suddenly had an image (morbidity warning!) of myself lying on my death bed. I imagined what I might have cause to regret of worry about...and what I'd worn would certainly not be something I would loose sleep (albeit eternal sleep) over. Ladies, I'm not urging you to go out and dress like teenager (unless you are in fact a teenager!) But please, have a careful look on your right hand...find the middle finger, leave it extended whilst lowering the other three, then point the finger skywards and say to life, "I'll wear whatever makes me happy...I will celebrate the fact that i am alive and will be a long time dead...for now, I'm going to express the person inside despite the fact that you might not like it... !" Don't worry about my clothes, instead worry about something more important. *

the following photos are perhaps of 'beautiful people', and they might not illustrate what I've just said...but look at them and then click on the link at the bottom for a very well known poem...then you will be free to agree or disagree with me!



















*If however you chose to dress like an old woman, then that's ok too...old ladies are great~!

6 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Well, one should definitely wear what they like. Wearing young clothes doesn't necessarily make people look younger but sometimes it does, so it could help!

But, for the record, I don't think anyone should wear leather-like leggings no matter what age they are!! They make me cringe.

Niall young said...

DM...You know I lay in bed last night thinking 'What on earth have I posted on my blog...what a ridiculous way to say what could have been summed up in the sentence "Wear whatever you like no matter what anyone else thinks, if it makes you happy, then that's enough"

For the record, I won't be investing in a pair of leatherlook leggings, and I'm 100% sure that Jan will not either ...lol

Julie Schuler said...

I am one of the rare persons who would be perfectly happy with a uniform, or government issued clothes. I really don't like to think about what I'm wearing.

Preeti Shenoy said...

Lovely post Niall.
Sentiments well expressed and seconded :)
But the thing is too many people bother about "what will others say?" and "what will others think?" and they end up living their lives in small little prisons that they have built around themselves.
Don't you think?

Niall young said...

Preeti...I do agree.

Tys on Ice said...

:)...wear whatever makes u happy...

people seem to spend too much time and energy worrying abt other people's perceptions...