Wise words from a very wise, wise old wizard. Do you remember? I think I really like writing such posts. You know, the kind where I dish out deep life advice – like I know better – BUT et cetera, et cetera. And this time, I feel like I owe it to you – to write about this hot mess (Literally, not in the cool way this phrase has come to dispel what it means.)… that is Jupiter Skye. And connect with you in a way that boils down to the ultimate – Why do you blog? If you thought, Because I like to. You’re on the right track! Not that you need me to tell you that. Buh-ut…
We read several posts on a daily basis, I come across so many similar writings on all the blogs I like reading… Like this striking piece that I found on Carrie Jackson’s blog, Jennypurr. (Pearl tweeted about it a few days ago!) Or this post on my friend Eddy’s blog, Egeedee (she is one of the coolest folks I know, and I love the way she writes about things) that felt like a beautiful wake-up call… That it’s okay to write about whatever you want, provided that you are passionate about it. Okay, well, I did know that!
Slowly and steadily, I’ve been discovering that through each and every post I write: What I like to write about & what I don’t, the community I’ve found here (the NICE-est), that it’s okay if not everyone’s reading so as long as I’m building a somewhat glittery sandcastle here… I know a lot of us who started writing their blogs as a way of expressing what they couldn’t otherwise, in person. For me, it’s also a way of discovering what I’m good at – and what I’m okay with sharing with folks. (There was a time when I had a not-so-secret personal blog – Don’t go hunting for it now! – and I ranted sooo much on it. Puerile stuff, of course. But I don’t know, I guess it helped. I can’t read some of what I wrote now because it was really dumb.)
This blog is different. I started it on a whim, I feel like I’ve said that before but then it was to gain an all-access pass to write for Vogue. It was My Holy Grail then (only now I’ve discovered that it’s Grazia that truly speaks to me). I religiously subscribed to + treasured (and still do) every issue that came out, imitated layouts, tried to shoot #OOTD posts (yes, I do regularly stalk Style Drive; Aayushi’s pictures well are Aayushi’s. They’re hers!) – it’s no secret that I wanted this to be a place where I could talk freely and endlessly about art, colour, D.I.Y and fashions that enamoured me. But all of that wasn’t me. Not the way I wanted to write about it back then – and I couldn’t because I do love fashion, just v. differently. I’m still discovering who’s who – don’t ask me about designers – I know nothing. Not all that much. It’s the colours and patterns that speak to me, the people and stories… The Oddities. That’s me!
Okay. So that’s the deal with this blog. Thanks for sticking around. And if you have a blog, and you’re reading this – I’m sorry if this sounded a little too self-absorbed but I would hope that it helped you relate, in a way. Fashion, food, fakes & forms… Write about it/them the way you please. There’s no rule book! And that, my friends is the beauty of having your very own personal space, i.e. Le Blog. (There’s someone who told me to conjure up Jupiter – I hadn’t even thought of creating this kind of a space until he mentioned it… Thank you, SAGAN. Not Carl. Y-o-u.)
P.S. This is Harry Potter reference # 3! Were you counting, too?
Artwork by Roanna Fernandes