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June 26, 2016
At age 63, I'm experiencing a pendulum swing that is quite noticeable. I say this because a dear friend, whose home celebration I attended yesterday, kindly sent me at link to her online boutique. My whole life, shaped by my mother and sister, has been built upon appearances. We were always trying for the sophisticated chick look. We so over emphasized the look, we neglected all other attributes to social function: manners, polite conversation, compassion, gratitude, purpose, etc. Now, I'm quite the opposite. I showed up in capris, with cargo pockets, no less, whereas all the other females donned dresses.