Saturday, August 3, 2013

black

Am I the only one who has trouble picking out an outfit to wear to a funeral? I don't know if all black is just cliché or so cliché that it's inappropriate, especially if I'm not related to the deceased. So this was my compromise this morning.

It wasn't one of those funerals where they lived a long healthy life and had a pile of grandchildren and it feels like a lovely culmination of a journey. I sat next to the deceased's 6 year old daughter and heard her baby sister behind me and prayed for strength the entire time. For all of us, for the rest of our earthly journeys.

This life thing is not for amateurs.

4 comments:

The Atomic Mom said...

I'm sorry to hear that someone young has passed away. That is always sad. I never wear black to funerals though. I just don't like it.

Jane said...

I never wear ALL black to a funeral. But I also don't wear my bright red dress.
It's all about the moderation.

Anonymous said...

Your six-year-old has the right idea.

heidi said...

you know i love all black. but most important to me is dressing to show respect. i like to think of dressing for funerals akin for dressing for the temple. they're close in what they are.

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