Sunday, July 19, 2009

they hang like ghosts of the people I've been

Some people have music induced memories. While songs are sure to remind me of people and events; I have found, especially recently, articles of clothing or specific outfits remind me of these things just as much, if not more. I’m not talking formal dresses here. Just every day run of the mill attire.

For example, whenever I wear a certain pair of my “workout” (whether or not I actually work out in them is beside the point) pants I remember fainting in front of Carriage House last semester, Nadia freaking out, running to get Erica’s car, slipping on some ice, denting said car and then after finally getting home, laying on the couch, eating a banana, and trying to recover while my roommates refuse to let me go anywhere.

This sort of flash back thing happens quite often with just about every item in my closet. I start to get tired of articles in my wardrobe if only because they start to get too heavy with memories. Once an outfit or item gets too bogged down with memories I know it’s time for something new. Something with a blank slate to add to the mix that is my wardrobe and therefore life.

2 comments:

monica said...

oh my gosh that is so funny. i have this thing where i can remember just about every outfit i wore to any given event and i can remember what people around me wore. outfits are important and worth remembering and im glad you agree.

nadia said...

oh do i remember this. more so when i am having a nightmare and fearing for my life after erica finding out about her car.. but either way.. it's a memory!