Fashion and Philosophy


I believe that tears happen when our body can no longer hold onto an emotion ....


NO, I'M NOT PARTICULARLY SAD TODAY.
HOWEVER, THE HOLIDAYS SEEM TO BRING OUT VERY DEEP, STRONG EMOTIONS. 
CHRISTMASES PAST AND BEING OVERLY TIRED MAKE ME A BIT MELANCHOLY ....
WATCHING THE CHILDREN, SO INNOCENT, 
AND REMEMBERING THE TIME WHEN I WAS THAT LITTLE GIRL...


SEEING MY AGING MOM, MY BEST FRIEND, GETTING OLDER .....
KNOWING THAT SOONER THAN LATER THING ALWAYS CHANGE.


I STARTED ANOTHER BLOG A WHILE AGO WHICH WAS MEANT TO COMBINE FASHION WITH CREATIVE PHILOSOPHY. 
IT IS CALLED "FASHION CHURCH". MY INTERESTS COULD ONLY SEEM TO MANAGE ONE BLOG AT A TIME, SO RAGS 2 ROSES BECAME MY ONLY FORUM.

MANY PEOPLE READ FASHION BLOGS FOR ONE REASON; THE CLOTHES .....
 SO IF THIS POST IS A BIT TOO 'WORDY', I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND ;) I AM PLANNING TO HAVE A WEEKLY/BI-WEEKLY POST ON CREATIVE THINKING ( IF YOU WILL ...) AND SEE WHERE IT GOES :)
AFTER WATCHING "IRIS" ( THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MOVIE ACCOUNT ON WRITER/PHILOSOPHER IRIS MURDOCH AND HER STRUGGLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE )  FOLLOWED BY ( Don't laugh... ) FIELD OF DREAMS..... MY TEARS BEGAN TO FLOW WHOLLY AND FULLY WITHOUT REGRET !
I BELIEVE THAT CREATIONS LIKE THESE ARE A MUCH NEEDED CATALYST FOR CLEANSING MY SOUL. WITH NO APOLOGIES :) ~ I'M NOT A READER, BUT MOVIES GET ME AT MY CORE!
SO IF YOU NEED A SOUL COLONIC TO GET YA THROUGH THE REMAINING SEASON, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE TEAR JERKERS :)

OF COURSE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE OUTFITS AS WELL ;)
AND I WILL ACCEPT ANY KIND WORDS ABOUT MY NEUTRAL OUTFIT TODAY ;)
TEE, HEE !

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.  ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860



When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran



Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul.  ~Eileen Mayhew


Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. 
 ~Golda Meir


Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch 


Iris Murdoch
Born:
July 15, 1919
Dublin, Ireland
Died:February 8, 1999 (aged 79)
Oxfordshire, England
Occupation:
Novelist /
Philosopher
Period 1954–97
attire: Jacket: thrifted
            Vintage Poinsettia brooch
            Skirt: thrifted, A.E.
            Vests: k-mart
            Over-knee-socks: Targei'
             Sock hat: thrifted
             Platform Shoes: A Klein, thrifted

14 comments:

sacramento said...

Lovely outfir, wonderful post. Looking forward to many more.
Un abrazo fuerte.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Reva....I LOVE this!! I can't wait to read more! I actually am an avid reader and movie watcher and I completely know what you mean. I tear up in a skinny minute over what others may think is so mundane. As a collector of quotes and poems, I really love the quotes you included. That's another lovely thing about getting older, you realise how precious people and moments are because some have already been lost.

Your outfit is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I could never pull off those over the knee socks; but they are so perfect with what you have on and you work them like a pro! You look like you feel GREAT!

~Serene

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Reva, so great to see you back outside!! and you picked the perfect outfit to do this with..it looks great. I, also love your topic...I sometimes think a good cry is a cleansing mechanism that can even set me straight and inspire me....no matter what we do there are going to be sorrowful moments...but they can actually help us appreciate each day in a deeper way. Keep writing girl...it will lead to all kinds of healing.

Kelly said...

Wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts. It's good to look back and reflect sometimes.

Melanie said...

I love that gray cardi and flower pin! So pretty :)

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

I hate crying. That said, I cry entirely too much. So I avoid tear-jerker movies. For me, real life brings out enough leaky eyes, and I dislike my emotional strings getting pulled...and that said, I still love Steven Speilberg who has yet to not move me to tears by clever manipulation of soundtrack, the bastard.

But for you and your wonderful spirit, outfit and quotes I weep tears of happy. You look fantastic and the more you, you share, the more I adore you!

JordanMayTwigs said...

I was raised to express yourself however you can without regret.
As long as it's causing no one harm of course.

It's a difficult struggle for artists.
I feel that it's gotten harder over the years.
Since more and more people get involved in art.
Which is a great outlet.
But at the same time true art got lost along the way I feel.
And everything turned into something ugly.
If that makes any sense??

I love your outfit by the way.
The use of layers are wonderful!!

xx
JordanMayTwigs.
<3

www.jordanmaytwigs.blogspot.com

Vintage Vixen said...

What a wonderfully thought provoking post, Reva!
Nothing intelligent to add just sending you lots of love and season's greetings. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Grit and Glamour said...

Hi there...thank you so much for popping over to G&G from The Citizen Rosebud! I love your zest for life!

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com
twitter: @gritandglamour

Kel Ward Photography said...

Love the outfit! I'm sorry you're feeling blue. I love a good cry every now and then.

devilishlypleasurable said...

What a wonderful post and you're looking fabulous with so much sunshine in you.

Christmas always evokes melancholy in me. . all those memories. And of course, gratitude.

Happy holidays x

silvergirl said...

It's hard not to have emotions evoked in us this time of year!
Especially as our children grow older.
Thanks for the post and I am loving the cream, gray and black combo

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Sometimes just one blog will not do:). It's interesting how fashion can cross so many frontiers isn't it? I've come to accept that it's OK to be melancholy at Christmas time - it brings forth so many, many mixed emotions. What wonderful pics of you in the snow - your skirt with the tights/socks combo is gorgeous! xo

Terri said...

I would be a faithful reader of Fashion Church. I love the Gibran quote.

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