Looks can be Deceptive

I have a Project 365 prompt today.

The clothes that (may) make the (wo)man : How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

When I picked up the prompt in September, I had charted out a lot that I would write. But today it’s been just a week that we have lost a child in our family to an unfortunate disease. I am in no mood to write. My words fail me. So I leave you all with some quotes that I had saved for this prompt. In all probability these quotes will make you understand my thoughts/views on this topic.

Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your rainment.
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.
Some of you say ‘It is the north wind who has woven the clothes we wear.’
And I say, ‘Ay, it was the north wind, but shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.’
And when his work was done he laughed in the forest.
Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.
And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran









7 Replies to “Looks can be Deceptive”

  1. Each quote you have included in this post is a well-chosen one. Sometimes, doing what we do best helps get over depression. I am glad you created this post, Rekha.

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