Conversation Piece

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Conversation Piece

The time I wore my tropical rainy cold weather outfit and wild curly hair.

Hi folks. How’s everything there?

I am feeling quite full after gulping down something healthy that has sweet purple potatoes in it. It’s in drink form as I’m not a crocodile. Do you know that crocodiles are some of the most enigmatic creatures on the face of Mother Earth? I say this because I’m reminded of their smooth predatorial moves in the murky water. After watching a documentary on crocodiles one fine evening and seeing one jumped so high to grab a bite of the sleeping bat hanging from a tree that hovered where the crocodile roamed, I was forever transformed.

Up until that point, I never thought of crocodiles that much. I just thought they might be hard and rubbery to the touch with sly eyes that watch from a distance as you get close to the water line and disappear from view because humans are delicious. Enough about crocs, what animal(s) have you been obsessed with in your head of late?

Enough about that, I would like to declare that you might be seeing more of the frontal view of my face in this space. It’s exciting news, isn’t it?

Talking about this blog, I am rather pissed that I am unable to connect it with Windows Live Writer the way that I’d been able to do so with Wordpress as every single time I keyed in my blog url, username and password, the darn notification pops up mysteriously saying that my brain cells have died and I no longer know the CORRECT info to any of the stuff I’m supposed to type. So, this is it. The beginning of the quiet descend into old age with the computer slowly plotting against me.

Enough about my early entry into the senior years, I must admit that the reason why I write such a lengthy intro into an outfit post is that I just want to entertain but let’s be honest – Nobody gets as entertained as I do. Looking back far into the rabbit hole of entries I’ve written from many years ago, I have to give myself a pat on my back for being dedicated to this space. And to see it evolved has been something I’m very appreciative of.

And I thank each one of you for making this space even brighter with your comments and love!

Onto the OOTD then.

Finally it rained here for the longest time (three days, what a riot!) that I had to dress up for the cold weather. #tropicalgirlthuglife

I chose to wear this retro knit sweater that you can zip up to the top of your neck. The fabric on this one is heavy and insulating that it was a miracle I got to wear it on this day. I wore it with this midi skirt that had heavy material that I usually stay away on regular tropical days. And then on my feet, I slipped in these Karrimor trainers so that they’re hugged and protected from the elements. I can say with all honesty that these shoes can protect and send me face first into the drain at the same time. I don't know why they're called trail shoes when they are about utterly useless on mossy pathway and wet surfaces.

In between the shots of me, I had to put in some pics of these stunning crimson capsules from this Roselle plant that I love eating. The Roselle leaves are sour and fibrous and will make you a regular loo visitor. Who can say no?

To end this entry, here’s a quote by Eckhart Tolle:

“Use your senses fully. Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don’t interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be. Listen to the sounds; don’t judge them. Listen to the silence underneath the sounds. Touch something — anything — and feel and acknowledge its Being. Observe the rhythm of your breathing; feel the air flowing in and out, feel the life energy inside your body. Allow everything to be, within and without. Allow the “isness” of all things. Move deeply into the Now.”

Take a listen to Conversation Piece if you have time as it's a song I just fell in love with driving home from my brisk-walk sesh today.

shanaz@RS | 12:29 AM | Labels:

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