Saturday, 15 February 2014
A Photo of Me Today
I am wearing my fake fur coat I bought at a value village several years ago. I don't so much mind real fur for coats; I don't judge other people wearing them. I've lived in places where trappers made a living at getting furs for the trade. I've also lived on Baffin Island and know exactly how important the seal, its pelt and meat is to the Inuit. So I'm a bit conflicted about that issue. Being a fervent animal lover, though, I just can't see myself personally wearing fur ever. I joke about this coat...a hundred teddy bears had to die for it. All that being said, this coat is very warm and I used it a lot last year walking the dogs. In fact, when I put my hand in the pocket the first time I got it out this year, I found a pocketful of dog biscuits.
I also want you to notice the scarf. This is the scarf I started to knit at the very beginning of this blog back in November. I love how cheery it looks and the raspberry/strawberry colours. Now that my hair is more or less gray, I think it is important to wear brighter colours and not be afraid of them. I would never have worn these reds when I was younger.
I'm feeling happy in this photo...I'm off to the library to read and research, one of my favourite things to do. Hope you got to do a favourite thing today too.