ChangesBy Greta Zwaan
I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.
But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.
No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.
But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?
They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.
So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.
Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.
I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.
I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.
As any fashion queen knows, one of the most critical choices is deciding which shoes go with an outfit best. We all have been there standing in front of the mirror with one flat on one foot and a different one on the left. But here’s the thing…what if you could wear both? Well, it’s becoming increasingly clear that mismatched shoes are making their debut onto the runway.
Chitose Abe, the designer of Sacai, dressed her models in mismatched zebra and leopard shoes on the Fall runway in 2018. Just a year before that, Phoebe Philo showcased a pink dress paired with one white and one red boot at Celine. And years ago back in 2011, Helena Bonham-Carter (honestly, who else? She can literally do anything) showed up to the Golden Globes wearing one green and one pink shoe. The actress told the press, “Why not wear mismatched shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together. That’s what I love. I genuinely love dressing up.”
The trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Back in 2017, Selena Gomez rocked a pair of mules that had one square heel and one circular. Other celebs who have jumped on the mismatched train include Nicole Kidman and Naomie Harris, who have all tried this at some point.
So if you’re feeling trendy and want to take a page out of these celebrities’ playbooks, you might find that picking out your outfit in the morning a lot more fun!