Saturday, 31 July 2010
My apologies for the delay in posting. I've been really excited to share this pleated skirt and jean button-up for ages, but a rather debilitating loss in my family hindered my desire to dress up and have my picture taken. My cat, Milo, who jumped out of a box of orange tabbies and into my arms when I was eight years old, passed away recently. Anyone who knew him adored his loving, humorous, and mellow personality, and for me, he was more than just a feline family member, but an emblem of home and comfort. I wish I could have been there to say my goodbyes, but simply couldn't come home from Edinburgh. Why did it have to be the one year I'm living in Europe? Skype served as my only method to see him one last time. When he passed, I was video chatting with my mom while she held him, and he got antsy, so she set him down in his favorite spot and continued to talk to me. There, with my voice in the background, as my father pet him, he slipped away. His family was there, and I suppose if I couldn't hold him one more time, it was the best way for him to go.
I'm not sure why I'm putting this on here for the internet to see...but it is oddly cathartic, so thank you for reading. As for the ensemble (an odd cowboy/schoolgirl amalgamation), I'll just sort of let it speak for itself.