9th August 2018
Red Velvet Jacket, pink paisley lining from #Newlook about 10 years ago.
You know that favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe, that when you pull it out it evokes memories, Mine is my deep red velvet Jacket that I have had for about ten years now, it was gift , by a loved one, I love it, it's like a best friend, who never lets you down, I have felt so special on occasion, it has complemented, my dark hair and light olive skin , I have been to friend's Wedding's, my Niece's Christening, some very naughty night's out, some first date's, and some second dates, I fell in love in this jacket and out of love some time later. It's travelled all over Europe in a battered suitcase, stayed in some horrible hotels, and in some lovely ones.
This trusty friend, has heard my secrets and fears, and has caught a few of my tears, heard stories that have made me laugh till my eyes watered and my mouth hurt from laughing so much, the jacket has heard secrets, that I have never told, I pulled it out from the rail and looked and inspected it over and over, not a thread out of place, the silver buttons sparkling in the sunlight, I slipped the jacket on my arms I don't know what I was trying to feel, some kind of emotion I could muster up from my past, then I realised I couldn't button it up properly, the emotion I felt was sadness, the jacket no longer fitted me properly, I sighed maybe it was a sign that I should leave these memories in the past were they belong and buy a new jacket and give my old velvet friend to a new home. feef