Monday, March 26, 2012
Glitter and Shine
I remember once I bought a bright orange dress (pictured above), a gift from my cousin Sharon in Detroit when she was an airline stewardess and paid for my flight, so I would visit her world. It was a different world--upscale apartment and restaurants in the big city--a whole new world for me as a college student in a small town.
I remember wearing this dress home on the plane. I was a different person as I landed at the airport when my fiance picked me up. I think he looked at me differently in this bright color, unsure of what was to come after this trip, and I had the same feeling. I felt the whole world was open to me. That experience/feeling lasted only briefly, but I did eventually break off that engagement. Life went on and so did my colors; they became brighter/happier.
Funny, as I aged, the colors of my life did become brighter, not as dull as my youth. My favorite color is yellow now and I love, love lime green--the green maybe being the carry over from my youth? I look for clothes with bright colors and especially purses. I like red cars, red candy apple boots (which I sent back because they didn't fit), and red coats. My home beholds terra cotta, lime greens, yellows, oranges. But I have added a new dimension to my love of lightness--glitter and shine.
I want shiny and glittery earrings, tops, purses, and things in general. Really unlike me, I spied a denim jacket with rhinestones all over. Do I dare? No, I couldn't, but it would be so much fun to wear it at the right time. I like diamonds more than I ever have, and I'm working on that angle.
It's funny what time does to a person. I do admit time has been good to me when I look back on the whole picture. Yes, there would be things I would change, but who wouldn't. From being a child of the Gary Steel Mills, I have found the color and sparkle I need.