Tuesday, February 16, 2010

the beginning

"For I desired, as Youth does, to be taken by the hand and hurled into the world. But who would do the hurling. And what would I wear?"
patti smith {we can be heroes [from Details, July 1993]}

 (age 8, my parents really didn't censor what I wore)
When I was a little girl, I wondered why adults never wore bright colors in their wardrobes. I noticed that most of them had resigned themselves to black, white, grey, and brown. I vowed to myself never to forget to add color into my wardrobe as an adult and, in respect for the whimsy of my youth, I’ve tried to keep that vow.
(Abstract Painting 780-1 by Gerhard Richter as seen at the Smithsonian)

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