The shoemaker is always too busy making shoes for other people to make a pair for his own child. In other words, we often get so tired up in our work and providing for others that we forget to take care of our own children.
This is the case with me! Not my children, but myself. I am in the right place to really have a lovely collection of clothes. I just never found the time for myself. I am too busy making patterns for other peoples clothes, and I forget about doing the same thing to make my own wardrobe better.
Yes, we all need clothes. We all wear clothes, out of decency! I have, however, spied a few people at our local supermarket in their pyjamas and slippers, people in paint spattered clothing when you are sure they didn't 'just pop out' to get some milk in the middle of a paint job... They are covered decently, I suppose, but as far as I'm concerned the choice of what they are wearing isn't decent at all, it just shows a total lack of self respect.
|This is not me!|
But the day I got dressed and realised that everything I was wearing could have been worn by a man, and I'd been dressing like that for quite a while, was a sobering one. New Zealand is a relaxed place, where practically anything goes, and I think that was beginning to wear off on me too.
And when I did need to go out somewhere nice, I didn't have anything to wear.
So, after looking around on the net about the actual meaning of clothing, I have decided a more apt word for what we wear should always be ATTIRE.
attire(n) - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
attire(v) - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
So, apart from my very necessary work wear, my farm clothes/worm farming/horse riding clothes,which are good, dont-care-if-I-get-dirty items, I am aspiring to improve my attire for other occasions. And I will never be seen at the local supermarket in them!