So much to process. I took Alba to her first fireworks last night. We stood in the middle of a huge mass of people -- all of Orlando together. We were next to a family that had a little girl with Down's Syndrome, and who was trying her best to enjoy things, but was confused by the crowd and staying out late... I had a wash of sorrowful empathy, thinking to myself that I'll never complain about my able-bodied child again. But then, the fireworks -- Alba clung to her father's shoulders and watched as they blossomed across the sky, pink and silver and golden rain.
She liked the pink ones best, of course. She's still asleep, poor child, nestled into the covers of her pink room.
I came home and saw to my delight that /artilleri/ has released new high-waisted shorts! I put them on with two old /artilleri/ gifts and a delicate tattoo from ~silentsparrow~. Now that hair fair is over, I am returning to my Wild O love too, with yet another style from this tiny Japanese shop. Today, just to get to know little kids, I'm actually heading to church! (We're vaguely Unitarian. Wish me luck and remind me not to write yaoi in the church program during the sermon.)
***Shorts: /artilleri/ Johanna highwaist shorts *black*
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan china White - mourna black
***Bangles: Kunstkammer Romantigoth bracelet stack
***Earrings: Violet voltaire Kawaii Cameo Earrings
***Scarf: /artilleri/ sue scarf - plain black (old gift item!)
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) hyasynths - black
***Shirt: /artilleri/ darla top *white w hearts* (old gift item!)
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ hart, thistle & thorn
***Hair: Wild O comori hair (rose) black
***Socks: Miel Lo socks ebony