holly golightly style

 

Breakfast

In their attempts to deal with the challenges of the current retail environment, retailers are going to do some interesting, some dumb, things. I think Tiffany & Co. giving you the opportunity to breakfast at Tiffany’s, in their Blue Box Café, is one of the more fun ones.

Even though the real Breakfast At Tiffany’s was coffee and croissant to go, Holly Golightly style.

The restaurant just opened, to mixed reviews. Personally, I think I’d rather stand outside wearing my tiara with my to go cup in hand. Do you remember those coffee cups, with that leaf pattern edging? They were eventually supplanted by the Greek “key” cup.

This Shoe Though

Like they say all over social media, ‘this shoe though’… The shoe is from Neous via Need Supply Co. I wonder what it would be like to wear? I do know that one could wear these shoes with jeans and a t-shirt and feel “dressed.” 

Never forget the power of one great ingredient to make a look work. 

Detaching

I think one of the most difficult things about aging is the increased frequency of emergencies that seem to come out of nowhere, usually when least convenient. The tooth starts aching a bit and the next day you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair, stupidly wondering how this “emergency root canal” came about.

Well darling, the tooth has been secretly rotting away at its root for a long time!

Nothing happens all at once, it’s just that we don’t feel it while it’s happening. This is aging, this is the patina that time deposits here, there, and everywhere. 

I think the only thing to do, is to step back and observe, from a distance. In meditation, we try to become both the “seer” and the “seen.” We try to be detached even from the things we’re most intimately involved with.   

Detaching, and letting go of all kinds of things, has to be part of the aging process. 

The idea of perfection, especially, is one worth getting rid of. Otherwise we can find ourselves too often sitting in the dentist’s chair, at the hair salon, or doctor’s office wondering why we are no longer our perfect, younger selves.  

When meditation “works,” one can momentarily become filled with a feeling of wholeness. 

That wholeness is there all the time, of course, but our attachments prevent us from experiencing it. If every wrinkle makes us despondent, we’ll never again feel whole. If we become overly attached to youth, how will we ever feel whole when we’re old?

-Anita

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