Or, alternate title, "I am Scarlett O'Hara"
My therapist and I were discussing a while back that in this day and age, there aren't any grief rituals for people that are in mourning. I thought about this for a long while and then made a decision of how I was going to honor my dad's death day which is this month.
Starting today, until February 16, which is the day he died, I am wearing all black. I took all of my black clothes out of my closet and will be also borrowing some clothes as well. I'm very thankful that I own a set of black scrubs as my back up outfit for when I can't put anything together. I even changed my Avatar to reflect this. She is wearing something almost identical to what I wore today. I also changed her expression to sad.
My family is very supportive and love the idea. So do I. I wish that I would have thought of this for my miscarriages. I think that it would have helped a lot.
Isn't it New York where people wear all black? Is it Paris too? I can always pretend that I am a displaced french girl or New Yorker!