This is a post from two different blogs. One I read shared an article about underwear and reminded me of when I wandered a while in the world of vintage lingerie. The other about being one with nature.
I am a fan of pantaloons. I really think they make a lot of sense. However, I had NO idea women’s drawers used to be split because of men. It makes sense, though. Men not wanting women to wear ‘pants’. The masculine world has always made a mark on women’s fashion. (The bullet bra for Jane Russell was created by Howard Hughes and not very comfortable!) This article sort of made me sad, too. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women were working very hard to become equal. Yet, their underwear was a mark of submission. The UNDERWEAR they wore had open crotches to show they were available and that they were not wearing ‘pants’. So crazy to think today open underpants are sexy and erotic. We’ve really come a long way, baby!!!! (the last link is the same as the first one, because it is really a VERY good article and worth reading!)
The other blog I ran into shared an article about a Japanese technique which I absolutely am a 100% a believer in. As off the wall as it sounds. It is called Forest Bathing. No, it is not what I did the other night, but close. It is even more bizarre. Not tree huggers, but people who are learning to renew their souls and lives with trees and the natural world. In 1982, when I was confused by boys and in love every other day, the Japanese made forest bathing a part of their national public health program. Brilliant!
I know this must work. I crave mountains and trees and water. Even in the place I normally live, which has trees of all kinds around me, I find myself aching for green. I made a quiet place in my yard which a pocket of peace in bushes and green with a fountain. I need these things to survive. Mum, while we were in town, was ok. When we came home, she was better. Here, she is surrounded by large windows looking at trees, a lake, birds, and the sky. I can see the benefits in this!
So, two odd things I’ve run into in my blog reading this week. They probably should not have been stuck together, but so be it!