Just Imagine

Lovely indigo
Lovely indigo

If I simply report this:

Yesterday morning when I was dressing, I discovered that my favourite skirt has finally bitten the dust. It had worn so thin in the seat that it has suddenly yielded multiple holes and ladders. It was a Laura Ashley skirt, in a wonderful indigo and off white print. Soft, fluid cotton, full and swirling about  my ankles – and comfortably elasticated at the waist. With two pockets. It has served as my perfect and favourite garment for sixteen years.

I shall mourn that skirt. How shall I ever replace it?

It was while I was pondering these thoughts that a new and terrible one came to the forefront: I had worn that skirt the day before and I had gone out in it.

Stop and think: Holes all over my bum, and glaring white pants beneath.

Just imagine!

Now, if I tell you that, despite that awfulness, my day continued in a downward spiral of events and stress….

… we can just leave it there, can’t we? You imagine it and that will save all the time and trouble of my writing, and your possible reading, of a long litany of boring troubles.

Just imagine. . .


  1. Lisa
    August 12, 2009

    Can you save any of the fabric, for a simple top or even a bag lining?

    • August 12, 2009

      There’s yards of good left in it. I was planning on adding it to the “rag rug” compost heap.

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