No, I haven't suddenly forgotten how to use English properly, it's just my new slogan with a double meaning due to dodgy grammar. That's a thing, isn't it?
I'm thinking of making a sign to hang in my closet; a reminder to see my body as beautiful and to dress it well. It's so easy to focus on the flaws, so easy to say I can't wear this and I shouldn't wear that and if only this bit were smaller/bigger/firmer. We all do it and even those held up to us as examples of perfection do it. Because there is no perfection and all of us are perfectly imperfect.
I can't say that I love my body and sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by this whole movement designed to make us love our bodies because sometimes all it achieves is giving us one more thing we aren't succeeding at related to our bodies. Damn, I'm not thin, curvy, strong, tanned, or X,Y and Z AND I don't love my body. I sure am failing.
No, strike that out. It's not my goal to be any of those things nor is it my goal to love my body. It's my goal not to think about my body very much, except when I am using it. And then I intend to be kind to it. It works hard. It has struggles, and it has battle scars but it's been with me my whole life so really I guess I am rather fond of it. It is part of me, but it is not all of me.
I will feed my body nourishing things, keep it clean and tidy, decorate it according to my own tastes and take it out for fresh air and exercise. I will give it long soaks in a bubble bath and restful sleeps in a comfortable bed. I will dress it in purple. And I will remember to be grateful that it can do all the things it can do and that it carries around my brain quite successfully, which is really what it is meant to do.
And here are some thing which to me are beautiful and make me feel good when I wear them. This dress only has a label which says made in Hong Kong. There is no brand on it and it has a hand painted picture of a dragonfly and lotus. I would love to know if the dress came that way originally or if some talented person decided to paint here dress. There is no size label on it either but when I saw it hanging in the window of the thrift shop I just knew it was for me.
I love the colours in this skirt and it's daringly short so it makes me feel a bit sassy!
Gak-a close up! I'm trying to show my earrings. They are one of my favourite pairs which were given to me by my ex husband after I pointed them out at a jewelry booth during Music Fest several years ago. I have a lot of earrings given to me by him. He knew it was always a good bet as a gift and had a pretty good sense of my taste. Likely because I made sure he did.