Easy steps to poverty-stricken turn-of-the-century-child-style (Not for the faint-hearted, or neat. Don't try this at home.):
1. Wear things that have holes, are missing buttons, have unfinished hems, with reckless abandon.
2. Mix items both too-big and too-small.
3. Surefire way to look poverty-stricken: shapeless grey things and nubby, gray sock-items.
4. Scour the earth for beat-up leather shoes.
5. Finish the look with something age-inappropriate, like say, a giant hair-bow.
For extra bonus points this versatile look turns into an orphaned sea-captain's daughter look with an over-size sailor coat, courtesy of L.L Bean.
But seriously ya'll, this look was rather appropriate because today I found MY BOAT!!!
I went for a walk in the woods and along the shore, and as I saw that the creek had gotten less intense I fished around for a my little lost vessel. And lo-and-behold there it was trapped under a rotting log! Only a little worse for wear.
The log was like a cave that held the boat by its feathered sail. I shall learn from this mistake and make my ship more sea-worthy. Or river-worthy, as the case maybe.
The woods were "lovely, dark and deep". And the sun was out, the air almost sweet with the first bugs dancing around. I also saw a bunch of nettles which promises good, tea-shaped things to come.
I circled around and walked down the shore to the dock to watch the sunset. It was warm in the sun. School of fishes swam by, and gulls and herons circled the water. Times like this I feel very lucky to live here, surrounded by all this beauty, both in the natural world and the good people that are our community.
Mine was a good day, how about yours?