Freedom , clothing & identity

Freedom , clothing & identity

Freedom ! I am now allowed out of the building for brief trips, wearing the mask, and encouraged to go for a stroll as long as I monitor my energy. It felt so good to go out and stand in the sunshine.

By the tree I’ve been watching for the last 10 days or thereabouts
The chapel, and autumn has arrived

One of the surprising challenges for me on this , and I’ll be very clear this is on a very minor level, was having to wear iso whites for nine days. I understand the reason ( to ensure complete sterility and washed at very high temperatures every day), and there is no criticism but I was surprised how disrupted this requirement made me feel, I think because I was unprepared. The loss of hair I was comfortable with, as I’d had the time to become accustomed to the idea.

I reckon our clothing and jewellery is part of our identity, it is an expression of who we are and how we choose to present ourselves to the world. It is not all of who we are, by a long way, but does impact how people react to us at an immediate level, and how we feel about ourselves.

There are no real conclusions here, but I was so glad to get my own clothes on and I noted I went for the most colourful arrangement I could manage. Even when I felt up to sterilising my earrings and putting my watch on, that made way more of a difference to me than I had anticipated.


South Fremantle Beach, I’ll be there soon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s