Friday, December 19, 2008
My old shirt
See this lovely shade of blue alongside -that is the colour of my favourite linen shirt which I've had for years and years. You know when you buy something that becomes your best thing to wear - you feel special in it and you know it suits you.You get lots of compliments when you wear it and, because you feel so uber-confident in it, good things happen to you when you have it on. Well, that was my shirt.
I was looking at it just now in the cold light of the winter sunshine that is making me want to clean the windows - even though I only did them last week (with these if anyone is interested). I had to admit that there is only so much washing and wearing that a linen shirt can take. It breaks my heart to do this -but I've just thrown it out.
I do feel sad about it - I know it's only a shirt, a material possession (literally) and I'm lucky that I do have lots of other things I love to wear but, still, it was my favourite thing.
Do you have anything that has seen many better days and you know it should go? Right now I'm fighting back the urge to retrieve it from the bin.