3 years back in one of the workshops at my uni we had to give a feedback to the group, sth like “If you were an object…” and one of the girls said that she sees me as some fancy haute couture dress. I can’t really remember how she explained this but I think I liked it.
It was till few nights ago when one of my friends said what she would understand by this: “Pretty, but you ain’t gonna wear it, hon.” And then she looked at me like she just realised that she has never before said anything more true.
Robert Henri. Detail from Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf, 1910.