I have been waiting to write about the cozy trend from across the pond, hygge. A Danish word that is related to our English word “hug”, hygge is often translated as warm and cozy and is the spirit of the candlelit interior on a cold winter night.
Capsule wardrobe? Thumbs up! Monochrome dressing? Thumbs up! Black as the monochrome? Thumbs down! I would love to read the “science” on this but dressing in unrelieved black may not work on a long term basis for naturally optimistic people. Here is what I learned.
Orange is a modern color. It is a popular choice for people signaling innovation and provides the best contrast with the old, trustworthy blue. I enjoy orange precisely because it plays so nicely with blue.
I have been paying close attention to color since I made my switch to the black capsule wardrobe. How fun then, to watch a Spanish TV series about colors.
The final Quaker Testimony in the acronym SPICES is Stewardship. When I first hear this word, of course, I think of money. The proper use of the money intrusted to us as stewards of resources is of course an important aspect of this word. But what about time…or talents…?
Seeking the “real” in the world around me is leading me in new paths. When asked by Rev. Erin, the Rector of my Parish, to assume a leadership role on the Vestry, I agreed. Even before this challenge, I knew that it was important to me to share with friends why my Christian faith would be an asset, not a limitation, in the coming days.
Capsule wardrobe was not one of the items included in my list of organizing principles for the 100 Day Challenge. Who knew that the history and purpose of the capsule wardrobe contained controversy?
I broke my media fast for long enough to discover that I am not the only one overwhelmed, fatigued, tarnished by the pace of the news these days.