A wish list for Spring. For many Springs I have made a style wish list, and sometimes I shared it with the world. Spring is the time to find clothes I can wear all year long In Florida. It’s lovely – a rite of Spring – to sort through sleeveless blouses and cotton skirts and wedge sandals. I would often thrift a Spring-y purse and scarf, to gild the lily.
The Spring of 2020 feels incredibly different, almost surreal. What to wear for Spring is close to the bottom of my list of ideas, as I try to devise toilet paper alternatives – a friend suggested lettuce leaves – and my husband is working on a prototype resuscitator using batteries and plastic Coke bottles (mostly kidding).
We’re not at the peak of COVID-19 infections yet here in the U.S. I support social distancing and the cancellation of public events, although a part of my heart was ripped out when baseball was canceled. We’re following all the guidelines. The need to wear something different every day is fading, as now almost no one sees me except my dear, sainted husband and two elderly cats.
But there is always a place for wishing, right? And Spring brings flowers, leafy trees, wonderful smells, and the perfect temperatures. Let’s go down that path, even though many of the paths ahead look murky. Here’s my wish list for the Spring of 2020 (may you never repeat):
More Netflix movies and series. I never thought I would wish for more Netflix series. There are already about one billion of them. But I find I need a few more, as these staying-home days drag on and on. Season 4 of Better Call Saul is deep and sad, but beautifully done.
To become more useful. There are things I can do to help, as long as I stay out of crowds. I can support charities, donate food to the food bank, be modest in my consumption, and more. This article is a guide to helping. See it in action: “”Volunteer Danielle Pingue packs boxes as part of the Grocery Plus senior program at the Capital Area Food Bank in the District.”
Please, and please, and I’ll delay all my other wishes: a vaccine for this virus, and effective medical treatments to decrease its deadliness. Strength and wisdom for all the scientists, doctors and nurses. Adequate hospital beds, clean sheets and water for everyone, and a spirit of peace.
OK, I still wish for the perfect denim skirt. It has eluded me for over 20 years. Yeah, it’s easy to find a stylish dark denim skirt that’s 15″ long (hah). I’m looking for a modern midi, slim-cut style with personality. Something like this, maybe, but under $100.
What is on your Spring wish list, whether it’s style or wishes that are more intangible? Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash, xo
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