I am on the roof top. It is neither cold nor warm. I am wearing a jumble of patterns and textures that is a lot, even for me. City living has been difficult, 3 blocks away from "White House North", and perhaps my chaotic jumble of clothing reflects this. I usually have one calming element, one solid piece where the eye can land and rest.
Not today. Today is beauty, and doubt and chaos.
My outfit is more reflexive than thought out. I hope you forgive and understand. It is surreal here, with security and police everywhere, the only sounds outside grounded out by sirens ad angry horn honks. The Christmas lights are there, but they seem dim against the neon lights. So much at stake.
I am looking out. I am looking up and forward. And I am literally looking at Trump Tower, aka "White House North" . I cant see much, and that feels symbolic. So much is said and then unsaid, about what we can expect for the future.
I try to relax on the bench, on the rooftop terrace. No-one is near, I sit and reflect. I am not religious, but I pray. I put a smile on my face, maybe things will be okay. And then I pray again.
I AM MOMENTARILY AND HAPPILY DISTRACTED BY MY RED PUMPS ADORNED WITH PEARLS. WHEN I LOOK AT MY SKIRT, I AM REMINDED OF MY HOUSE WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE SMALL, AND THE DAMASK CURTAINS THAT DECORATED THE LIVING ROOM. HOW NICE THAT ROOM WAS, WHEN THE FIRE WAS LIT, AND MY LITTLES ONE PLAYED HAPPILY. HOW LONG AGO THAT WAS!
A GLIMSPE OF SOME DETAILS FROM ANOTHER ANGLE.
THEN I LOOK UP AND DISCOVER A METAL STAIR CASE THAT LEADS UP, I IMAGINE TO THE PENTHOUSE, AND I WALK UP THE STEPS AND SIT THERE. IS THE VIEW BETTER ? IT IS NOT
STILL, IT IS FUN GOING SOMEWHERE NEW AND I FEEL PLAYFUL AND THAT FEELS GOOD. A HAPPY DISTRACTION, AND GLIMPSE INTO THE HOLIDAY JOY THAT I AM SURE WILL COME SOON.
HOW I HOPE IT COMES VERY SOON.
NO OUTFIT DETAILS OR SHOPPING LINKS TODAY. I AM SURE YOU ARE BOMBARDED WITH SHOPPING INFORMATION. BUT I WILL EXTEND WISHES OF PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY, AND I DO MEAN THEM, MOST SINCERELY.
KINDNESS AND LOVE ARE OUR GREATEST GIFTS AND ASSETS,
AND I AM SENDING THEM TO YOU AND HOPING YOU PAY THEM FORWARD.
MOSTLY, I HOPE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE, SOMEHOW.