This was a post that I wrote yesterday for Blogging 101. The lesson was to write a post from a prompt.
This prompt struck me because most feminist (and I count myself in that category) would say that clothes absolutely do not make the woman. But I want to take a different point of view by sharing a story…..
Thirteen years ago my son sustained a massive brain injury. My husband and I received the telephone call that you never want to get. “This is the NYPD. We have your son in the Emergency Room. He is unconscious. Please come immediately.”
My life left its very ordinary road and took a nightmarish path. Part of what helped me go out and face the world everyday after my world tipped on it’s axis, was the act of selecting clothes to wear, applying my makeup and styling my hair. Just doing these three things for a half an hour or so everyday made me feel connected to the rest of the world and helped me forget for a brief time the nightmare I was living.
So for me, I would never underestimate the value of personal style because for a while my clothes did make this woman at least appear sane.