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Nothing lasts forever

February 3rd, 2014

Olivia had a glow stick, the kind that you have to snap to start the chemical reaction to get it to light up. She activated it and then left it lying around.

"You should enjoy it now, because it'll stop glowing after tonight," I reminded her.

There is always the Why question, which I fielded with, "Nothing lasts forever. Things will stop working or fall apart after a while."

Olivia looked at my sweater and said without any sarcasm, "Like your sweater?"

Oh, ouch.

I happened to be wearing a sweater that I really like. I bought it in Alaska at a farmers market. It's very hippie, but it reminds me of a great trip. Plus, it's warm and cozy. I wear it very occasionally.

It has horizontal stripes and the yarn is woven to intentionally have threads dangling out. I admit it's completely unfashionable as seen by urban eyes, but this was Alaska, OK? It totally fit at the time.

Oh my gosh. Should I really stop wearing this sweater since a kid said it looks like it's about to fall apart? See picture:

Happy to meet a sled dog in Denali, Alaska.

Happy to meet a sled dog in Denali, Alaska.

Kids. So honest!!!

3 Responses to “Nothing lasts forever”

  1. makaha wahine:

    That's so funny because I was just thinking about my favorite top that I think is almost 20 years old. I also have a jacket from my trip to Las Vegas that is about 5 years old and makes me think of where I found it when I wear it.It is so hard to give up our favorites.

  2. DarbsterCollado:

    Sooo true I have a Harley Davidson leather Jacket that's 14 years old a collector's edition 100th anniversary one but I use it any time a need a jacket including any vacation!! Makes me feel warm, cozy, and even smells good lol....

  3. Rosette:

    HA HA HA HA..maybe it is one of those sweater that is reversable..maybe you are wearign it inside out!This is why I wear my boys hand me down sweater so they wont insult seeing they wore it first...funny!My youngest will tell me to my face husband often has to change especially if my youngest tell his father he look STUPID!Yes my youngest is the one dressing his father then I yell back to not listen to a 15 year old kid....funny!

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