Just when I thought I was totally over and done with that atrocity and privacy thief known as Facebook, something good actually came from it today. There it was, a friend request from a childhood friend from my native Jamaica.
I don’t remember if I have ever written about it, but my childhood home is in the interior of Jamaica, high in the cool (ok, freezing cold) hills of Manchester. We are a farming community of a few hundred people. I haven’t traveled extensively to draw any comparison, but I will boldly say that it has to be one of the most peaceful places on the face of this earth. It’s quiet, green, the people are friendly and for the most part happy, although everybody could use a little bit more in their pockets. Because of this, most of the people never left the community so it’s rare (actually it’s my third time in 32 years) that I come across someone else who is from my little district.
It’s a well known fact that I am an introvert. I talk when I have to and I usually find the experience draining. It’s funny, however, that I have never felt that way after conversing with people who know and understand where I am coming from. There’s no mask, no pretense, no judgment just freedom of expression the same freedom that I only remember experiencing as a child. You wouldn’t even know that 20 or 30 years had passed between us because of the conversations natural flow. This was an amazing find, albeit it was via Facebook.
My other amazing find was this Anne Klein bow blouse that I found on sale at Macy’s. Macy’s has become my go to place for bargains now. I just skip everything else when I go in there and head right to the clearance racks. I paid $13 plus change for this blouse. I wore this outfit to work my first day back after the holidays.
Blouse: Anne Klein Bow Blouse (Macys)
Pants: Express Columnist Pants (Express)
Photo Credit: Ossie took these photos!