Have you ever noticed how people often look like their pets, or rather–people’s pets often look like their owners? I don’t have any pets, but if I did I’d get a Ragdoll cat with a smushed-up nose, and a cute round face. The only problem with these kinds of cats is that they’re not really made for the great outdoors; they need to be kept inside and pampered, they’re prone to being hit by cars and also can’t defend themselves against more robust neighbourhood bullies. We almost got one of these cats. The Ragdoll coming top of the list when Mr Sly and I both took a pet compatibility quizz (we did this independent of one another). I’m not sure whether that means we’re not rough and tumble and that we’re prone to being bullied (not the case I assure you). Anyway, I was swiftly talked out of the whole pet thing. I was pregnant at the time, and felt like it might be nice to have the extra company (hello hormones!). I mean, what was I thinking? I have more than enough company now, with no respite!
Even when it came to starting a family (this is kind of embarrassing), but I insisted that our child be born at a time that would make him compatible with mine and Mr Sly’s star signs.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks in this way. I know that the Chinese look to astrology and numerology to pick wedding dates and so on. Also, I couldn’t think of anything worse than our child hating us or us not ‘getting’ each other. I want for the three of us to have a deep and meaningful connection with easy communication. Surely that’s not too much to ask?
I guess what I’m alluding to, is that I’m of the belief that although opposites can create some kind of balance, when it comes to relationships (and friendships) we’re more often than not, drawn to people (and maybe furry companions) much like ourselves.
Although Mr Sly thinks that I dress funny–he’s very much my male equivalent. Sometimes he jokes that we’re joined at the brain–not always a good look! We don’t always agree on things, and annoyingly, we’re equally over-sensitive, but at least I know where he’s coming from.
‘A Question of Opposites’ was inspired by this World Booyaka top. I love the contrasting asymmetrical/up-down shoulder thing going on (kinda 80’s too). It’s tricky to wear this top except in summer as it can’t really fit under a cardigan, lest one shoulder gets crushed. But the top is versatile–I can change the neck-line by leaving a couple of buttons undone at the top like this. I’ve paired it with a spiky bracelet which I bought last year in Featherston, and oldies but goodies–my machine gun earrings which always make me feel ready for anything!