Have you ever noticed how easily the natural world can mix bright colours?
How effortlessly yellow is a yellow rose?
Taking naturally occurring colour combinations into the world of the fashion colour dare is quite appealing. I once had a acid green skirt that was the neon side of natural. I loved it more than anyone else could understand why. To me it was the black sheep of the colour family – too garish to be loved.
In honour of that skirt I chose the brightest colours that I could today to give voice to a pair of green shoes that would no doubt otherwise have been matched with a black dress.
The last time that I wore these green shoes was for Christmas in an ironic sort of way.
It is a wee bit hard for me to write this week. I lost a friend. When I say lost, I mean it in the most euphemistic way possible. Lost means taken by cancer, death and however many horsemen of the apocalypse it takes to uplift a soul. My mum recovered from cancer – due to a positive mindset, sheer iron will – 2 years ago. I wrongly assumed that my friend would too.
We forge friendships in the virtual world that spill over into the real world. It is as if a book is coming to life when we meet these online companions and fellow bloggers. Losing a blogger friend while the virtual ink is still wet on that person’s comments is scary.
So my dear Ozchewinggum, this post is for you. Much love and stop curling your lip.
As Oscar Wilde wrote
For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. Outside, the day may be blue and gold, but the light that creeps down through the thickly-muffled glass of the small iron-barred window beneath which one sits is grey and niggard. It is always twilight in one’s cell, as it is always twilight in one’s heart.
No gray or black here.
Colours worn: Green. more green, yellow and pink.
Fox in Flats Dress Challenge – Wear 2 or more colours a day challenge.