I was messing around over on Goop (which is really interesting – wish she had a sewing part, but she’s got a fashion part and that’s good!), and found this interesting article.
The name is a little silly, this was her name as a kid, but the site is really very nice. But I found it interesting that she wrote an article on this. If there’s one thing this author knows is how to have her finger on the pulse of her generation, and it’s an interesting insight that she would have to write something like this.
It’s a good article and worth the read, and to be honest, she’s in an unusual predicament that not many of us have ever experienced even for a short time. And her answer to a probably pretty frivolous or even worse, self-trapping question, was pretty good considering all the alternatives.
But here’s what I like about this blog. She talks a lot about folks who are so entangled in their own lies that they can’t/don’t/won’t live normal lives. What’s worse is that these people entangle themselves in other folks’ lives and this can really mess up a person. She’s fairly diplomatic about it. Some authors really hit you across the head with this stuff and really make a point.
One author I read started her book with, “What would it be like to never have to worry what another person thought of you? What would it be like to never feel guilt? How would you like to choose what, when, how to do something just the way you want, without worrying about what others thought or other ramifications of your actions, thoughts, deeds or words?” And then she goes on to finish her book…..the point is that folks who live in lies live in a world of lies. And even though I’d like to believe they will get their own, the truth is that unless the consequences are so dramatic, (traumatic psychologically, emotionally, fiscally, medically), that they probably won’t get it, and it in some cases the change is only temporary when they go back to their original behavior.
I miss the days when you felt uncomfy for telling a little white lie, and you didn’t assimilate very well, telling a lie that was anything bigger that a white lie.
For artists and sewists and creative types, it’s hard to lie and create. One reason this isn’t a problem with so many sewists is that it’s hard to tap into your true feelings and create something and live in a lying world at the same time.
I’m thankful for that and thankful that I’m in a vocation filled with folks who love to create and this is their major purpose in life! I’m thankful for my clients, my students, my followers and my subscribers who all want to make this a better world and prettier through their own creations!
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