Earring: Nobletown Vintage
Dress: Blooming Leopold
Brass ring: Red Earth Trading Company
Blooming Leopold. It's served me well. It's the perfect celebration dress, because besides the rich fabric and touch of gold, the shape makes it ideal for eating and drinking to excess. Which is what most celebrations are all about, besides fellowship and laughter, of course. Merriment, in other words. It's a perfect dress for merriment. I feel the only thing missing is a crown of daisies.
The title quote is from Rilke's eighth Elegie from Duino Elegies. The full line is "So leben wir und nehmen immer Abschied," which translates to "And so we live here, forever taking leave." I plan to get the line tattooed somewhere, if I can figure out the ideal real estate. If you ever want a spiritual experience, light some candles or a single light and sit in a small room at night and read the Duino Elegies. All of them. And while you're at it, go ahead and read the Sonnets to Orpheus and just really devastate yourself/do yourself a favor. You'll feel deeply healed, whatever existential crisis is ailing you.
It's been raining yesterday and today, and I wish that nothing were looming except my book (I'm reading Madame Bovary, finally), my blanket, and perhaps a bit of Scotch. But I have schoolwork following me constantly these days like the Furies, with no Deus ex Machina in sight. At least I only have two days left of work before my first day off in 11.
Hope your day has been wonderful, or zipped along, if not. Read some Rilke. You'll feel better.