If nothing goes right, Go Left. Do not get stuck in the momentum of bad choices, made over and over again. Is it a choice, or a false choice? See a moment for what it is- then find the right direction. Go Left. Ah, the wisdom of a graphic tee. :)
Truly, we can get stuck. As a woman in a world with limited choices, were we once not told that the playing field would be even? That we could have it all? It seems that life can throw curve balls; how to think critically while crouching down, trying to avoid that metaphorical ball on its way? There is always something of danger headed right to us. If you doubt me, just look at the headline news. We have to learn to distill what is danger and what is not, what is fear, and what is opportunity. Sometimes we have to go left.
It is our responsibility to make our own path. We must own our decisions, our bodies, our feelings and our moods. I was in a pink and playful mood when I wore this graphic tee. I owned that mood. I enjoyed being in the moment of it. How else to explain a graphic tee made for a girl, and worn by a woman who is on the speed ramp to 60. Age is a number right? Style is individual, right? Yes, it is. I went left, and I would do it again.
You know me by now. I LOVE to change my outfits, my attire, my outer accoutrements. I am dressed like a girl, but I am no girl. I may be wearing pearls and Chanel by mid afternoon, or perhaps some yoga pants and my daughter's old tee. I love that I have so many choices. It is symbolic of my wider world, as I am fortunate. It was not always so. I have had the good fortune to choose well and have had luck with me, too. I have lost loved ones, I have been in ill-health, and I have come out, for the most part, on the other side.
You can not have it all, but you can head in that direction. Towards the place I will call Plenty. It is not just about "stuff". Okay, some is, but do not get confused. The "stuff" is the icing on the cake. The cake, the whole, glorious, round-dessert of it is the blessing of having choices to make- and the confidence that you will make the right ones. Why else would this little tee, and I mean little, size 12 children's, speak to me.
This graphic tee says something wise. If nothing is going right, then examine your place in that. We are sometimes victims of things we can control, stuck stubbornly in a bad cycle, tangled in troubled thoughts when there are better ones to dwell on. Sometimes we need to GO LEFT.
Wearing pink capris by C'est Toi, old but similar here. My wise little tee is by Runway Girl and was found at TJ Maxx . ( $4.00!) My white mountain sandals were found there too, but they can be bought here. My stacked rings came from a store that I will mention in a future post. My tweed bag is old, from Henri Bendel at 712 Fifth Avenue.
It is well worn trend, the graphic tee, almost a cliche. But it does add a bit of irony when worn under a tuxedo jacket for instance, or with a tweed skirt. It is fun to wear on its own, too, as I did today. It was a perfect spring day, no layers required!
I know you own and wear many graphic tees. Which is your favorite? Do tell!
Have a wonderful weekend !