Sometimes, what you need most in life is a sprinkle of silly. This past weekend, I got to hang out with the girls of the Ladies Night Out Book Club of Eugene for a BREAKING DAWN party. There was a catch, of course. Costumes were requested. Okay, I thought, I can do this–I used to design costumes. (Really. I got an MFA to learn how.) Some of the guests went “wedding dress” or “prom dress;” I went Volturi. Yup, that’s right: Volturi as in the Italian clan who tend to wear fashions a bit “ago.”
But what’s the fun of silly if you don’t share it? So, here you are. That’s me, posing in an Italian renaissance gown with Edward. (He wanted me. I could tell.) Can you see the shiny thing on my right ring finger? That is an actual ring from Volterra, Italy, for which I paid a whopping eighteen euros. (About twenty-five bucks.)
Buying the ring was a silly something I did a few years back. It sparkles, and I got it in Volterra. Get it? Something sparkly from Volterra? (We didn’t know at the time that the actual filming of New Moon happened in Montepulciano instead of Volterra.) But the silliness didn’t end there. Oh, no. See that clock? That’s one of a bazillion pictures I took of the Volterran clock tower as it flipped over to twelve noon!Yeah, standing there and snapping pics of a clock tower . . . Another silly thing I did. Because sometimes a little silly is exactly what you need.
How about you? Anyone else haul out their inner silly for Valentine’s? C’mon. What d’ya got for me?