Thursday, November 18, 2010

Signs of Life

Hi dolls,

So I saw a lovely lady holding a bright yellow sign this morning on the sidewalk of a very nice neighborhood that I drive thru everyday.  The sign read:  "Housekeeper looking for work".  It's not a street with pedestrian traffic of any kind, so she stuck out like a beam.  What I find so compelling about this incident is the mere humility the woman had to put her need out to the morning commuters in such a way of urgency.  I imagined her sitting at home the night before, maybe with her children at the dinner table, pondering how she was going to pay the bills and put food on the table for her family.  I felt compassion for her brave effort to do whatever it takes to fulfill her need.  Her quite seemingly small act of holding a sign for housekeeping work transpired into something much greater inside me.  The evidence of passion for something most of us take for granted everyday.  Passion for some work for our hands to do.  Passion to be useful and creative.  With Thanksgiving approaching us next week here in the States, let's not merely think of all the shopping lists we have and "things" to buy, but instead, maybe focus on the true blessings of having some work to do, some food to eat, some loved ones to share it with and the passion of life.  Keep it glam. xoxo

Jennifer Pugh for Seneca Rising Spring 2011 by Zoey Grossman










27 comments:

la petite coquine said...

What a stunning editorial, and a touching slice of life you shared about the woman looking for work. I just hired a housekeeper for my boss, and people's stories were so heartbreaking. I wish we could have hired everyone.

Katie said...

So important to try and remember that!

Cee said...

Great post, I couldn't agree more. I'm thankful everyday for the things I have in life, where I am now, and most importantly, everyone I love is healthy. Our livelihoods could take a downturn any minute, so I truly cherish every minute of it all.

jemina said...

Wonderful and inspiring post, love your wise point of view, and these pics are beautiful

XOXO
J

Becca. said...

she looks so so so so so so pretty!
wish i looked like her!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Kimia Kline said...

lovely story. there are so many constant reminders of how hard times are for so many.

MlleTrenDy said...

Great message, beautiful pictures !! I love it :)

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MarchMusings said...

With that gap in her teeth she reminds me of Lara Stone. Gorgeous!

Ruth said...

oh that poor woman with the sign... God bless her!

Enjoyed the pictures... thanks for stopping by and leaving kind comments.

Kasia said...

I love her outfits!

<3
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Mimi said...

what a brave and inspiring woman! this post really made me think, and now i'm a bit teary-eyed. thanks for this! :)

<3, Mimi
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Styles 'n Cream said...

What a touching post. With Thanksgiving approaching I have been thinking a lot about the things I am blessed with and how thankful I am for all that I have.

SiSi said...

What a great post! We sometimes forget to be thankful for the things we have - like a crappy job or something.

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Bobbypin Bandit said...

It's always challenging to remember to be grateful and thankful for what and who we have in our lives when we allow the daily grind to remove the glitter from our lives. Everyday is beautiful and everyone in our lives is a blessing. I love your post and those leopard print heels! I hope that woman finds work and is able to enjoy her family as the holiday season is upon us.

tanvii.com said...

Great message! It is important to keep things in perspective... There will always be something we don't have ... but we shld focus on all we do have!! :)

Josie said...

What a beautiful thought, my dear. It is important to remember what really counts, especially at this time of year. And this shoot is positively stunning -- I love it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Fashion Nicotine said...

She is beautiful!!

Fashion Nicotine said...

We don't have or see that kind of things here in the Netherlands, if someone has problems... they will be supported by family or our goverment. We have a nice system... but the whole country has to pay for it... a lot! And some people abuse our system...
But it must be tough in the USA if you got fired! Terrible!

kirstyb said...

great pic choices thanks for sharing xxxxx

Cylia said...

ohh these pictures are great:0! and the modell.. makes me think of abbey lee!

xx

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Viv said...

absolutely beautiful!



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Rosa said...

Wauuu I love these pics sooooo soo much!!!! great blog I follow u thank you for your lovely comment on mine :)

xx
Rosa

My Stylish Little Secret
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Nelah said...

Your post is so true and inspiring. In this economy, more and more people are struggling to make end meets. I totally agree about taking the time to appreciate the things we have and "give" some to those who are in need so they can carry on and live for another day.

Beautiful photos!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

so true. Sometimes in all this madness, we lose sight what is really important. and we should be thankful for all we have!!

FASHION ICE said...

what a beautiful editorial! thx for stopping by my blog, glad u liked it! xoxo

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Fashion Meets Food said...

Those photos are absolutely gorgeous, and her outfits are so much fun!

xo

wobblinbetty said...

Your words are so inspiring! Thank you honey for sharing this story! Xxx

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