Hello Friends. I hope this week has started seamlessly.As you know this month has been a turbulent one, full of emotional highs and lows: loss, gratitude and the dismal saying of goodbyes. Here I am, dressed in teal, feeling blue.
I changed the background of the lovely ocean view, to one of a surreal painting, as that is a bit how I felt, finding myself at a black tie wedding days after I lost my dad. But I was glad to be there to participate in a joyous occasion about two weeks ago. My dad would have approved.
My husband and I did not stay for the entire celebration, and when it go too noisy I went outside. I found a wishing well! My taffeta dress rustled quietly in the wind.
For a bit, I sat quietly on the rock border looking out at the ocean: the hum of lively cocktail sipping behind me, and the gentle roar of the ocean in front. How soothing this was. You can see a bit of embroidery here, from the Kay Unger Dress I wore, in teal taffeta, with the black tulle peeking out at the bottom.
I brought with me a beaded and jeweled bag that was fit for this black tie event, even, perhaps as I was not . I bought this on Madison Ave in the Upper eighties, I have forgotten the name of the store. Somewhere on Madison is the best I can do.
I chose this outfit rather carelessly, but was happy enough with the end result. This Kay Unger dress is dressy, but comfortable. It is roomy, has pockets, and I don't worry about a stain on the taffeta. The crinoline underneath this dress brings back childhood memories. I love teal and I appreciate the fine embroidery. I wore my long strand of South Sea and Tahitian pearls, and a vintage choker bought as a gift, in Sag Harbor, from my friend Casey.
There is something magical about being near an ocean: the great entity of blues, and undulating mass of aqua lit crescents, and waves that sound like a heart beat.
The solids rocks I stood on as I arrived. How pretty they are with the flowers.
I hear my name being called and I am gently woken up to the activity around me. I quietly stand, aware that my taffeta dress is standing with me, and I walk on, to join the circle , that is where my husband is. I was blue, in my teal taffeta dress, but now I am not. I am surrounded by friends, love, care and compassion. The sun is starting is lovely descent, resplendent in ribbons of lavender and gold.
P.S. thank you to the bartender who took these two shots of me!