Treacherous you have proved to be. My soldiers you have executed as they’ve attempted to save you, or maybe captivate you through the display of my strengths. My breath always takes leave at your sight. Moments of my life, never to be regained, at the feet of your sweet words, words that seek to assure me of your unattainable affections. Your passion for me is truly undoubted, but your ubiquitous actions of affirmation seem to bring smiles to many hearts in the room, as if we all see you through eyes filled with reverence. You make me smile though, well at least the thought of you; maybe of you and me even. Your existence has truly enslaved my heart; all I do now is to play at your command. My mind tries to be rebellious, flirting with the wrong tune, moving the wrong foot, but then your name arises and all is back at your will. Treacherous you have proved to be, no loyalties to me, unfaithful to her through the gestures you furnish me with. I am never to receive you completely, but patiently I wait to be pardoned from these chains.
written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
These ensembles by the house of Alexander Mcqueen, for their autumn/winter 2012 campaign, are just what I need in my closet. The suits well constructed and the patterns are simple but have an artistic rebellion to them. I just love the pink colour ( considering I do not own any pink items) and the leather pants and boots, simply amaze!
Some people are obsessed with fashion, the final look, the styling of clothes. I on the other hand am obsessed with the making of the clothes, from the textiles to the stitching, the feel of the material, cuts and the sculpting of clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I love the styling too but the real ingenious comes from the mixing of material and fibres; to the incomprehensible creative art of sculpting undefined and timeless garments. You may have your favourites but construction I marvel at.
I had a dream about you, it was the most weirdest of things. To think some time ago I would have laughed at the mere mention of your name. Funny how not only my mind, but my conscious speaks of you, constantly reminds me of your name. I secretly hope to come into your sight, so that my presence reminds your heart of its affection for me, then I will be welcomed back into your embrace. This is all too embarrassing to admit because I know my heart is warming up to the one it can never have. I wish time was kinder, circumstances more permitting. With all this being said, I wish your heart finally finds rest from hidden pain and all of life’s temperaments. May you find a gentle soul to soothe the mind when troubling memories are at bay. May her mind comprehend and consummate your thinking and love you with all your scars and open wounds. This above all I pray, that heaven restore your faith and remind you to be kind to yourself