On Sunday afternoon, we took a break from the city’s heat to enjoy the cool, peaceful solace of the forest beside a stream. We took these photos in Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park. The temperature near the creek was seventy-one degrees, but four miles away from the park, it was eighty-eight degrees.
No, I didn’t go for a walk in the woods carrying my handbag, but I did want you to see the entire look. I’m carefully placing my feet with each step after breaking a toe a few weeks ago when I bumped into a chair.
That’s prince charming next to his chariot just moments before he lost his balance and slipped off the boulder he was sitting on. He is bruised and a bit battered, but OK.
We may need to slow down a little and be more careful, but we strive to keep a positive outlook and thoroughly enjoy what we can. As I age and observe the changes in my parents and those I love who are a generation ahead of me, the fragility of the human body becomes more evident. The time comes to slow down and face the fact that we are not invincible after all.
We are dressed in very casual Sunday afternoon with no plans attire. His look is mainly from Ralph Lauren Polo. My size medium pink stripe shirt is from Amazon here. The scoop neck tank top is here. The white ankle jeans are here. The sandals are old from Sam Edelman; similar sandals are here. The handbag pictured earlier in the post is old from Dooney & Bourke. Here is a similar bag.
“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” ~Edith Wharton