“Clutches are getting smaller, and party dresses unpredictable.” Fiona is struggling with her off-shoulder outfit.

“Have you seen a woman’s handbag without a safety pin? Pins fit in anywhere.”

“Grow up, Mom! We use Velcro tapes and adhesives.”

“Yet, the gaps left are gaping.”

“That is your perspective.”

“Don’t forget, I’ve been a fashion photographer.”

“I’m glad I’m not a model.”

Fiona and I have never seen eye-to-eye on any issue, yet I feel obliged to help her. She is grieving a broken relationship.

“There is no pin or adhesive invented to put together a broken heart. Change the outfit.”

44 thoughts on “Healing

  1. Great one, there! Loved it. Some ladies today should carry around a bottle of “Spirit Gum” to hold what little bit of fabric they wear in place.

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      1. Yes, they do. I was dancing (Native American Jingle) at a competition powwow (gathering) and as I jumped up, the string on my jingle skirt broke and it fell off. I was so into the prayer/music/steps that I didn’t notice and kept on dancing. When I did realize, I was so embarrassed and ashamed that I went to my tent and cried all night. The jingle is so very sacred that such a malfunction is an extremely disrespectful action on the part of the dancer. I lost the right to dance for a year and had to go through all the steps to reconcile the wrong I had done (even though it was accidental). It was horribly humiliating. Still brings tears just thinking about it.

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  2. You’ve really caught the terse, acerbic conversation between mother and daughter. ‘Change the outfit’ may be sensible, but sounds rather heartless; the wounds from broken relationships take time to heal.

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