I saw this fashion show on TV today, and it was really good. It was a lingerie line that they were promoting, and I have to say I loved the nighties, the classy bras, the lacy underwear, and the flannel pajamas. But what I loved most in that show were the corsets. They were absolutely beautiful! I’ve never worn a corset before, but after watching those models flaunt them in the runway, I’m thinking I should probably be getting one for myself too. They’re supposed to slim the body by making the waist smaller and emphasizing a lady’s curves. It’s a kind of lingerie that is close fitting and hides flabs and excess fats around the waist. Sounds good? Nowadays, clothes are even designed to look like a corset. It’s become a kind of fashion statement by itself.
Archive for June 29th, 2008
When I was a little child, my mother embroidered a great deal. I can remember the time when, as I was sitting at her feet and looking up at her, I asked her what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I remarked that it looked like a mess from where I was. As, from the underside, I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat.
She looked down, smiling at me, and gently said, “My child, you go and play for now, and when I am finished, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side.” I wondered why she used some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my point of view.
Later, after some time had passed, as I was playing, I heard my Mother calling for me to come and sit on her knee. I went to her, and as I settled into the comfort and security of her lap, my mother said, “My child, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize there was a plan on the top, a design that I was following. Now look at it from my side, and you will see what I was doing.” Then, when she showed me her completed work, I was surprised and thrilled to see a landscape scene full of beautiful flowers adorned by the radiant glow of a magnificent sunset.
Many times, I have looked up to my Heavenly Father and asked, “Father, what are You doing?” He has answered, “I am embroidering your life.” I say, “But it looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can’t they all be bright?” My Father gently says, “My child, you go and do My will for now, and one day, I will bring you to Heaven and put you on My knee, and then you will see the plan from My side.”
We went to a hotel this weekend for a well deserved break and a day of pampering. I was so excited when we arrived and couldn’t wait to go to our room and relax. There were so many people in the hotel that time because there was an ongoing seminar so we had to wait a little while in the lobby. I looked around and was admiring the whole place, the lights, the decoration, the plants.
Being a nature person, the flowers and plants caught my attention the most. There were so many of them around and they were great to look at, but I couldn’t help wondering how much care and time the hotel staff have to put in to maintain the plants. I imagined someone dragging a hose inside the lobby and watering the plants. I almost laughed. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
I looked closer at a beautiful plant nearby and I realized it wasn’t real! It was artificial. I asked one of the hotel staff and he confirmed that they were, in fact, silk flowers. They use them for decoration purposes so the hotel will look serene and fresh without the hassles of live plants, which require sun and moisture and maintenance. Yeah, I knew these things existed, but it was so difficult to spot the difference. They looked so real to me! I guess with the advancement of technology, it’s no wonder even plants now are replicated and they would still look like the original. I was still pondering on that thought when we went to our hotel room. Amazing.