What's with all this fashion talk on the "Newsfeed" these days, Mrs. E? What are you talking about, and who cares? I thought you cared about medicine and world issues AND posting lots of pictures of baby Maxwell for us to see? What gives? Don't you know that people are revolting abroad AND now on American soil?
Yeah, I know. I know and I care very much. My heart goes out to those who are thinking about fighting for and WINNING the right to live as they believe they should today. I'm not in anyway trying to be insensitive by making silly attempts to entertain you with my little blogity here. I'm just doing a lot of thinking these days about my life and life in general. I want Max to have the wonderful sort of life that I've had, one in which he's taught to celebrate the human spirit.
The human spirit is resilient and hopeful. It cries out in the face of pain. It moves inward in protection of itself. We strive to find an outlet for that pain or joy, a way to connect with our fellow humans who might be on the same journey and feeling the things we feel.
Art has been that outlet for me in my life. One of my favorite forms art is fashion. I love learning about celebrated designers. I love the way art can be accessible to anyone through fashion. No matter if you are young, old, wealthy, poor, silly, or serious, you have the ability to express your personal style through the way you clothe yourself.
Don't mistake me. I don't think anyone should "live and breathe" fashion. I don't think anyone should live and breath anything but the focus we should all have on becoming who we truly are and living the way we know we should live. I don't believe that personal style, or anything else for that matter, is a suitable substitute for your personal quest for faith and understanding. I will never call fashion any of these things.
What learning about fashion and celebrating your personal style are indeed suitable for is this: expressing yourself in such a way that you can inspire and connect with others in a way that you cannot without an understanding of it what fashion really means.
"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity."
So thank you for reading my thoughts on the matter and for continuing on this journey with me. Hopefully we can all explore a few ideas and different kinds of inspiration together. Hopefully, we can all become more inspired because, truthfully, there's no other way to live.
All My Love,