The Things I Think About
I think about a lot of things lately. Different things, weird things, mostly trivial. Not sure if it’s the pandemic, the earthquakes, or the fact I recently took my fourth staycation in 14 months. However, I have some thoughts and thought it might be fun sharing them. You know, just in case anyone else thinks about them and wants to talk about them.
I recently read a short story titled The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life by Ann Patchett. It’s a story about being a writer and doing the actual writing. The point is – it’s work. People whose job is to write don’t wait around for inspiration. They sit down and do the work. Now, I’ve never written anything longer than a short story (well, maybe my master’s thesis) but the story perfectly describes the process of writing in general and it made me feel a lot better about writing even when I don’t feel like it. The story is a part of Patchett’s short story book This Is A Story Of A Happy Marriage and it’s mostly about being a writer. I recommend reading it if you’re into that sort of thing.
Fashion and biology
A few weeks back I started following Fashion Biologique on Instagram. It’s run by Jill Sherman, a woman who says her father took her Vogue away, so she read the encyclopedia instead. Basically, she posts designer outfits next to plants or animals (or mushrooms) to show how fashion imitates nature. And the truth is, it’s uncanny. I look at the images several times a day and keep asking myself did Lirika Matoshi really think of giant onions when she put tulle pompoms on her dresses? Maybe. But I doubt Pierpaolo Piccioli wanted to recreate the look of Campanella olivaceonigra fungus for this collar. Yet, it looks exactly like it.
I make so much bread these days. I got this amazing starter from a chef who’s been growing it for years and I’m making sourdough like mad. It’s so much better than bread made with industrial yeast and it’s really not that hard to make. By now I’m starting to feel like my thoughts are way too trivial these days. But I can’t help it. I love this bread so much I just ordered some linen to make beautiful sustainable bags for it. This bread is the gift, you guys.
Can rubber boots be sustainable? Please show me how and where are they.
Should I make it available in Croatian as well? Should I write about other things apart from sustainability in fashion? Should I post more on social media? Should I record a podcast? Should I create new monthly columns? What would they be about? Should I make it into a food blog? Should I delete it?
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin via Wikipedia Commons.