We all hide behind something don’t we?
Personally I love hiding behind hats – hats get a huge amount of attention and by wearing a hat one is but an accessory to an accessory. This can be a nice anonymous place to be sometimes.
If there are arguments in this house (and there are a few) they revolve around who is responsible for mess, the accumulation of bits and pieces of things, and why such things are being left in the middle of floors, in the corners of rooms, as booby traps inside sliding wardrobe doors.
We attack in others the qualities we dislike most in ourselves.
No doubt I find that the accumulation of large quantities of stuff abhorrent is because I am an irrepressible hoarder.
My closet is full of dresses from size 6 to size 12, you know just in case I put on all that weight again that I lost 10 years ago oh and and there is a 90s revival just at the point that I do.
Throw out those shoes? Are you mental? There is a place in Redfern that my friend SoShoemi says will fix ANYTHING.
It is easy to hide behind yelling at other people when I have clutter up the bahookey.
So today again I have spent listing bulk lots of corporate clothing on eBay. The wrap dress that the women in the office always cooed over – “It’s soooo flattering!” I remember them saying in a way that suggested that everything else I wore made me look like mutton dressed as spam.
Flattering in this context therefore, to me, meant conservative and not revealing of inappropriate amounts of butt curves or leg length and so on and so forth. No doubt they all meant well. Now I shall free this dress for someone else who has corporate colleagues to please.
The eBay descriptions took some time to write today – probably more time than this blog will take me to write. However I believe now that I have no need to hide behind the past or behind anything really any more.
Won’t it be nice too to open a wardrobe door without the risk of brain damage? 😉
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