Photos by Nelson
Photo by The Style Crone
Vintage lavender fur felt Sally/Providence hat with pink feathers and olive drab/lavender trim-Frock NYC, lavender wool Marc Jacobs jacket with large buttons-Buffalo Exchange, vintage striped lavender/pink silk scarf and pink suede gloves-estate sales, with jeans and boots.
Nelson and The Style Crone are branching out into the neighborhood for photos. There are many beautiful flowering trees on our block, so in just a few steps we can find beauty without going out on a limb. I find myself looking at our neighborhood with a new and discerning eye as I scan for magnificence, searching for an extension for The SC’s outfit. That act in and of itself feels meditative in nature (pun intended). This is an unfamiliar state of mind, just as hospice is a unique perspective. For many years we focused on cancer treatments, attempting to find the answer to the puzzle of Nelson’s disease. Now our center of interest is staying with the process of whatever unfolds. It has been a complex transition, as my first impulse is to try to ‘fix’ whatever is amiss. I find that sweeping our surroundings for photo background is a great exercise in acceptance; tomorrow the scene could be completely different with a glorious tree newly blooming or a brilliant tulip showing itself to all who decide to notice. Just notice!