Friday, April 18, 2014

Maundy throwback / Black flashback


I wonder if those who coined the social networking terms “throwback Thursday” and “flashback Friday” ever anticipated any resonance with the Catholic world’s remembrance of the Last Supper and JC’s death on the cross. (Not that every liturgy and sacrament, and even the mysteries of the rosary, are not already constant recollections of past events.)

Reversible t-shirt, cK by Calvin Klein
Beanie, 5cm


In any case, religious or not, one cannot subscribe to the Delphic maxim “know thyself” without looking back. Not for a lack of courage to move on or for fear of turning to salt.

Polo shirt, Piazza Italia
Jeans, Maison Martin Margiela
Belt, Nautica
Sandals, Kickers, thrifted
Briefcase, Bally
Dirae necklace, Bosquejo


Though if you’d ask me, in these days of disease and infection, pei pa koa and alcohol would be more useful in my bag (even if one cannot emphasize enough the virtues of rock salt – in your food or your ice cream).


Golden are these days of silence and reflection. I would give it to kids who have just learned how useful the word No is. For adults, it would be Stop.

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