These photos were taken some time ago and this post has been patiently laying dormant for several weeks. Coming back to this draft has left me pondering on what to discuss. Do we talk about the outfit? A linen blazer paired with all black; however the key pieces here are seemingly sold out now. Life and the undeniable madness consuming our world currently? Bushfire crises in Australia, political dismay in the UK, USA and Russia for example. Or maybe a mention to the bible verse, “be sure, your sin will find you out” NU 32:23, in these photos? One which I feel relates to the absurd and irresponsible actions of those in powerful positions.
Perhaps all of the above.
To be honest, I still feel myself reeling from having that proverbial rug pulled from under me countless times last year. And 2020 hasn’t exactly gotten off to an exemplary start. And yet again I am not alone in such feelings, as demonstrated on my last introspection post where many of you confided in the same concerns. The start of a new decade has already seen us on the brink of WW3 and facing incredible loss of wildlife extinction in Australia with months of perpetual bushfires which may have incredibly negative impacts to our planet as a whole. There is an air of uncertainty and frustration during a time where traditionally one is anything but optimistic. And when it comes to climate change I can’t tell you enough how ashamed of my country I am – in how little our government is doing. The masses are all doing their part, be it through conscientious recycling, the demand for electric cars, saying no to plastic and choosing more sustainable practices for example. But the smokescreen and dance of faux promises by those in power, trying to use loopholes as a means of fooling gullible Australians and the world of their (in)actions is very much distressing. Even now with the crises unfolding us, the same lies are spewed. This lack of action on their part is all so unethically barbaric. It is a Russian roulette with our future. Especially when it feels like the future we were warned of is at our doorsteps.
I really can not fathom how some people can sleep at night. How emotionally detached and arrogant one can be. The soaring heat creating parched and scorched landscapes, the toxic polluted air because of such devastation and the sounds of desperate animals screaming out in pain are scenes which can not be unseen. Scenes which are contributing to my own personal eco-anxiety. When the whole world shares such sentiments and shrieks for change, how can it not move some into doing what is right by all? Does ignorance and greed truly run deep through the veins of some that they are content to keep their heads buried in the sand?
Be sure, your sin will find you out.
When it comes to faith or religion, growing up, I have never truly related or embraced it, despite a very catholic upbringing. As a child I rebelled from such practices and even as an adult at times I struggle to adopt it; preferring to combine religion with a path of spirituality and enlightenment. But there are many similarities in teachings between both. Like how kindness and love should always prevail and you essentially reap what you sow or Karma. Despite all the negativity in the air, both in personal affairs and worldwide, I am holding onto a slim amount of faith that things will work out for us all. Like Trump’s impeachment trial and the recent downpour of rain across fire affected areas on the east coast of Australia for example. While those cases have not eradicated these issues completely, they still offer a sliver of hope. And I am choosing to view that proverbial glass as half full and not empty. And while I am not one for revenge nor will you catch me throwing a cheeky champagne celebration over the demise of these power players, I do believe in Karma. And I take comfort in knowing that no matter how many lies are told, how many are manipulated or put in harms way in the pursuit of their greed, the truth always comes out in some way or form. You may mislead or misrepresent your actions from others, but there will always be a higher power keeping a watchful eye and taking note. So while we may feel defeated and discouraged over certain events playing out, just remember this, be sure, your sin will find you out.
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ASOS linen blazer (similar here) . Unbranded tank (similar here or here) . ASOS Ridley jeans . James Smith Cafe Society mules . Celine New Audrey sunglasses . ASOS belt (similar here) . Gucci Soho bag . Larsson & Jennings watch . Assorted rings from The Silver Collective + ASOS
Photos by Elizabeth Oro