“you can’t compare yourself with others: if nature has made you a bat you shouldn’t try to be an ostrich. you consider yourself odd at times, you accuse yourself of taking a road different from most people. you have to unlearn that. gaze into the fire, into the clouds, & as soon as the inner voices begin to speak, surrender to them, don’t ask first whether it’s permitted or would please your teachers or father, or some god. you will ruin yourself if you do that.”
My mama & I have always enjoyed sipping Mint Juleps & watching the Kentucky Derby but this year we were going to a rooftop party & had to make hats for the occasion, of course. I just love any chance to dress up as a total diva & over the top extravagant hats are a girl's dream come true. I wanted to dress up prim & proper as tradition calls, but of course I wanted to add my own weird twist. I decided to wear one of my favorite dresses, so fancy but with marijuana leaves on it! I found that giant googly eye at the craft store & was so amazed by it that I just had to utilize it! I loved the polka dot tulle that hung down like a veil, I felt so mysterious & elegant! We had a lot of fun at the party & my mom got to meet her favorite radio DJ, Jamie White. She liked my mom so much she bought her a drink, which was the highlight of my mom's year! The horse I was rooting for, Wicked Strong, didn't win but it was still one hell of a great time!