Why black? A cluster of ideas and events have come together of late, inspiring me to don the black. I guess Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black” best sums up my position. But I have also been inspired by Steve Jobs – he invented his own uniform. I admire the simplicity and grace of his black mock turtle neck, and jeans. I couldn’t get away with it where I am employed, so I opted for a modified uniform. I am the girl in black. I struggled for a while to find other females with a uniform – a black uniform – until I remembered the nuns in black and white I would see every day for the three summers I spent at Notre Dame. They were my inspiration too. Part rock ‘n roll, part zen, part devoted to the Lord, and always a living reminder of the problem of evil, that is my inspiration for the black. The black is somber, simple, sophisticated, and as a friend told me the other day, slimming.
I decided to don the same for my blog.