Equinox

Outride and below me it’s yellow that’s reflected by brown bark. The barrenness of winter is stark against the sudden brightness of the Sun’s reappearance.

How much do you know about the Equinox? Well, it’s a time of year and it occurs March 21, more or less. It’s when the Day is half and half (hence the name equinox meaning “equal.”) Anyway, the Equinox is basically upon us. It being march 5th (or 6th) today, the Sun is staying out longer and longer each day. after the 21st the Sun shines the majority of the day, all through spring and then in mid-summer, we have Solstice, and the Sun is farther again, and we’re back to fall and winter.

People who spend half of their commutes walking feel the seasons most acutely. Winter it was snowing and freezing, and me leaving warm home meant bracing myself against slush, mud, and freezing water. Even indoors, I stayed away from the windows, avoiding any chance of drafts during winter. Now I sit beside the floor-to-ceiling windows, on a cushion, and DC is on her tower.

Today being Friday, the best day for shopping, I plan to go to the shops for one – count ’em- one pair of bootleg jeans. I realized fashion is about expressing myself and it’s about the life I care to lead, aspirations to lead, and strive to lead. What does that mean for me? It means sitting here, writing to you; and visiting museums; and playing with that Darn Cat; feeling my feelings, and taking care of myself.

Also, to be honest, jeans are done. they’re over. they’re a cloth that demands to be worn in, and unless you’re in construction or a physically high-movement job, people don’t wear clothes in anymore. I just feel like once one has “the jeans,” they’re set on jeans and don’t need to buy them again (unless the fads demand it…)

I am certainly in the market for pair of good, high-quality jeans; or a couple different cuts of good jeans; but once I have them, I intend to keep them for a few years. These jeans I describe, I don’t come across them any day of the week.

What does work is leggings. And lucky lucky for me, I wear leggings under dresses. I’m shocked to say, that based on this post, I am not searching for jeans today.

It’s already almost 11 so I’m gonna go soon. 😀

Pearl

By justpearlythings

I am a writer, a lover, and a believer in the good things in life. I write about mental health and wellness, along with book reviews and fashion opinions. My blog caters to thoughtful, growth-minded women and men, and offers insights and personal challenges that provide a space for relevant, meaningful connection. The World Wide Web is vast, it contains multitudes, and so do we as people. I believe that through self-awareness and honesty, we create a more loving planet for everyone. Feel free to follow this page and share it with friends and family. Love, Pearl

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