Thalia pulled the lonely frock from its hanger and laid it on the bed. Its lace appliqué — a passion fueled purchase from a clearance rack — had only seen the light of day once… maybe twice… over the course of several years.
“Too… impractical.” said Nia. “We’re going grocery shopping, taking Henny on her daily field trip, writing thank-you notes, and hopefully getting our hands full of pencil dust. Hang it back up.”
Calliope rummaged through Typist’s t-shirt drawer.
Thalia scowled. “We’re wearing it or putting it in the donation bag! I didn’t perform my acrobatic maneuvers to get her to buy the dress only to see it languish in the closet.”
As if setting the table for tea with fine china, Calliope placed a pair of tailored shorts and flow-y, flowery top next to the dress. She hoped to strike a balance that was amenable to both parties.
Was it the new paddleboard that had lit a candle of confidence in the Muse of Wit? “Dress.” Her sparkling eyes challenged Nia.
The Muse of Determination was well versed in picking her battles. “Fine,” she said. “Today we’ll give the dress a… twirl. Tonight we’ll decide if it stays or goes.”
Words from Typist:
The meditations I read this morning carried a theme of authenticity. No less than three sources schooled me about honoring my personal gifts and unique interests. It was suggested that I allow my pilot light of Spirit to shine and pollinate the world.
I was reminded of my childhood desire to keep my hair short like an actress I’d seen on my mother’s daily soap opera. This inclination conflicted with what I felt was an overwhelming beauty standard of long hair for women. I blowdried and styled thick, unruly locks that fell at my shoulders or below until I was well into my forties.
It was shortly after I started writing that I adopted the hairstyle Nia now sports. I love it… and am delighted that once my peach fuzz starts growing back, it won’t take long before my authentic style is retained.
Anything in your closet that needs to stay or go?
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