I knew it!

I knew I had more than just four sweaters to my name.

Jazzy came out of her bedroom with a large pile of clothing that she didn’t want anymore and I thought I would just take a peek through the things destined for a new home to make sure I didn’t want any of those things myself.

Well there they were, snuggled in the pile of no-longer-wanteds, a veritable rainbow of my favorite sweaters. There were boyfriend sweaters, the extra big sweaters that belonged to two previous boyfriends (those sweaters are now like woven hugs from those old boyfriends that I still care about but with whom things just didn’t work out romantically), the sweater that a friend hand-knit for me (soft as a feather), and I found — tucked under many inconsequential things — THE AQUA CASHMERE SWEATER.

That aqua cashmere sweater is my favorite, fits me like a long tunic and caresses me with its softness the whole time I wear it. I love to wear it with jeans and a great pair of slouchy boots, layer long necklaces over it and apply my eyeliner dark and sultry when I wear it.

Oh what’s that? It doesn’t fit me like a tunic any longer? It’s more of a fitted sweater, clinging to my curves for dear life and hitting my waist now instead of my knees? Jazzy laundered it and after removing it from the washer she put it in the DRYER? Sob!

Well life is all about finding the beauty in the unexpected and being adaptable to change, right? I’m gonna crop the aqua sweater even shorter and use it as a layer piece over a shirt or by itself, slipping off my shoulder and whispering of change on a warm spring night.