Laid back, Under- accesosrized, improper posture, unkempt do that can't exactly be called a choreographed bed head either, a little bit of sweat and smudge, denim Pants. This is how I was most of my college life. Adulthood (and the climate) made me outgrow the denims and the norms of professional life have somehow changed the way I've presented myself.
Putting her best foot forward.
Once, a friend I just got to know, teased that this was how I was with him.
"What's wrong with that?", slightly in denial, mildly confused whether to accept or to differ, frankly caught off-guard, I answered defensively. And then I realized, I always have my best foot forward. Nothing wrong with that (?) This was the standard of adulthood as I know it!
"Nothing, it's just that it's so.. safe. Safe is boring." He said ever so bluntly.
"What's not boring?" I challenged.
"It would be nice to see you with your guard down"
"....That's something you earn. "
He gives that candid "makes sense" look.
I victory dance inside.
Months after this passing conversation happened, it still plays in my head and makes me laugh and wonder. Back when we were younger, important people-- professors, titas and such demanded our best behaviour. Now that we've grown up and have gotten used to that, some people wish to behold otherwise. We have grown to be very selective of the people we decide to be comfortable and "best foot backward" with that to some it becomes a novelty. Isn't it interesting, all this adulting.
I have to admit though. Friend has a point. Once in a while, it wouldn't hurt to come as you most naturally are and in your rawest state. In fact it can be liberating. In my case sadly, it's
not always never pretty, but then again, genuine is always beautiful.
And Yes kids, mid 20's people can still wear ripped jeans and crop tops. :p
Top: Blind Clothing
Mom Jeans: Blind Clothing
Photos by: Burtz Rolian
Locale: Cafe Capriccio