|thrifted 80's dress reminds me of grandma eva.|
not that it's not totally rad, but back then i was a confused sartorial and musical mixture of punk, new wave, and mod. as actualized by a classical violin-playing introvert.
as confused as any gal growing up in the barren cultural landscape of mesa, arizona in the eighties. with a bunch of jocks and metal heads. has a right to be.
after watching the amazing documentary, everyday sunshine, about fishbone, who i saw live in tempe, arizona in 1986, i got some clarity on the idea of outsider-ness. i was able to heal a little bit and wear the dress to church on sunday, despite the fact that my largely imaginary '80's mod peers would not have approved.
with ankle boots, tights, and slouchy socks. just like in the 80's, and still a little bit confused.
this week, my writing goals are tiny and specific:
1) consider new titles for gentian
2) do another copy edit of gentian
3) fix acknowledgements page of gentian
4) begin revising non-fiction piece for 1/25 deadline
i really wonder what everyone else wore in the 80's, or what you would have worn had you been born yet. . . .