You Learn by Veronica A. Shoffstall

posted on: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

After awhile you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn't mean possession
and company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises and you begin to accept
your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads today
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine
burns if you get too much so you plant your
own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn...
wearing: Vintage Dress, Sam Edelman Heels, MANGO Bag, Vintage Choker, MAC Rebel Lipstick

Hope you are ALL having a Superb Week!!
Stay Precious G(ems)


Sheyla said...

A simple and classy look once again.

Your style is timeless Opal!

Love the bottom detail on this dress.


La Femme Tres Chic said...

I agree with Sheyla, your style is timeless, and those words from your page. I swear every time I visit your page you have these words that was meant for me to read.. Love your blog sweetie, Muahhh..

Alela Sirah said...

I love the dress! It is sexy but classy all at the same time!

Nancie Mwai said...

looking good Opal! Love the bag!

Happy Holidays

Tanii said...

Amazing outfit, I love your heels and the dress! :)

Roseanne said...

Love this vintage dress!I honestly wish that Vintage was very easy to find and cheap prices in the UK.I really admire the fact that your blog mixes poetry with fashion.So original.Lovely outfit!
you are so beautiful!

~elisa~ said...

the drama of the sleeves make my heart flutter! Love the outfit :)

don't forget to let your readers know you've been featured! :D

duckalicious said...

what a gracefully beautiful blouse-dress! you look amazing.

Sing said...

gorgeous dress!

NRC♥ said...

I love your outfits I just looked through most of your blog lol.


Anna B. said...

you're so classy and timeless!

MarinaMarry said...

You are so beautiful!!!!
That dress is just perfect :)

~elisa~ said...

wore your outfit suggestion! check it out :)

MarinaMarry said...

Thank you so much for inspiration :*

Style4Curves said...

OMGGGGGG the outfit is so classic and the words are so so so beautiful nwo following u!!

Missy Cheeks said...

great shoes Opal :DDD