“ I sometimes delude myself about why I keep a notebook, imagine that some thrifty virtue derives from preserving everything observed. — Joan Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories
We always want to remember something and do not want to forget. Whenever that is good or not just observed everything and written it down. I think it is the good way to remain and record our life and helps you remember things differently. We can always look back and keep the memory forever.
I think she gave me the inspiration to remember life. In order to see different periods of my own, changes and feelings in the different period. And really to dig in and experience it.
“To begin with, considering its origins and longtime association with workingmen, hard physical labor, the outdoors, and the American West, much of the blue jeans’ fundamental mystique seems to emanate from populist sentiments of democracy, independence, equality, freedom, and fraternity”)—Fred Davis, Blue Jeans
a simple piece of cloth. It stands as the face of generations of rule-breaking groups, ranging from radical feminists to dreamy painters. Reading this article has truly opened my eyes to the phenomena and significance of the blue jean, as I too was guilty of regarding the trouser as simply an item of clothing. However, now each time I get dressed or see others around me wearing the classic jean I see someone who is representing themselves as an independent individual, free of influence and restraints.
There are many products of this era. Things are constantly being updated and created. We have become bolder. For me, my biggest problem is conservative and timid. If I want to create something special I need to break the rules.
“More than a century went by, however, before this workingman’s garment attained the prominence and near-universal recognition it possesses today. For it was not until the late 1960s that blue jeans, after several failed moves in previous decades into a broader mass market, strikingly crossed over nearly all class, gender, age, regional, national, and ideological lines to become the universally worn and widely accepted item of apparel they are today. And since the crossover, enthusiasm for them has by no means been confined to North America and Western Europe. In former Soviet bloc countries and much of the Third World, too, where they have generally been in short supply, they remain highly sought after and hotly bargained over”–Fred Davis, Blue Jeans
Most everything in the modern, fast-paced, and privileged Western world is copied and envied by all others living in less fortunate circumstances. I think I live in this era, and the fast-paced life has changed many of me. I need to constantly learn and grow from experience to become better me.