The air was crisp, the light sharp; everything about this day was frozen. If you tried taking a deep breath of fresh air, the consequence would be a suddenly constricted throat and a gasp in your voice as you recover from the shock of the icy blast your lungs just pulled in. The experience brings to mind the dreams I get every once in a while, in which I somehow find myself locked up inside a refrigerator. I’m not scared, but if I take one frigid breath in, the oxygen supply is gone, and suddenly, I am choking for want of air. I wake up, surrounded by warm sheets, with my mouth sunk deep in my pillow.
Frozenness and time are complete opposites, and yet they can work together. One preserves while the other ticks on. Should a flower be held captive in ice, it can keep its being perfectly intact for decades. Only when it is released by warmth does decay take hold again, and time shrivels the blossom’s beauty.
It is strange the different forces the LORD has set in place on this planet we call home. If you think about it too long your head starts to spin, and too many philosophical imaginings cry out to be answered and explained. There is just too much! Too much for us to handle on our own! So I try not to think about it too hard, and rest in the fact that the Lord is purposing everything that is around me.
Sweater: Thrifted // Skirt: Me-Made redo of an old dress // Stockings: Target // Earrings: Target // Necklace: c/o A Pocket of Whimsy // Shoes: Vintage
Though this lovely plaid skirt was not on my list of sewing projects, I decided to take it in hand anyway. The skirt was originally a dress. The dress had a bodice that for some reason was way too big for me, and so I have never really worn it. Enter scissors, needle and thread. It didn’t take very long to lop off the top, reinsert the zipper, and add a waistband. I was quite pleased with this, and even more pleased that I could wear this lovely cheery print again! Ah… success….
One thing I am not sure that we have ever mentioned before, is that we have two sides to all of our closets in our family–one is for everyday, the other is reserved strictly for dressy occasions, or Church. As time has gone on though, and I have begun to wear a lot of nice things for the weekdays, the two sides of my closet have begun to overlap. So, though this skirt was worn to Church, technically it is supposed to be a weekday garment.
Before I sign off, I want to thank you all so much for the long list of questions you left for me to answer on my Q&A series! I can’t wait to get it all spick ‘n span for you to see, and I hope that you will enjoy watching just as much as I enjoyed answering.
Off to a photo shoot in a lovely little historical town now! Its not at all very cold today, and I am looking forward to getting to where the sun can reach me!
Have you ever breathed in icy cold air too quickly that it hurts?
What are you up to today?
Do you have two sides to your closet?
Bye bye, dears!
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer