16.7.10

fixing a hole

I love analogies.  I use them a lot when I am talking to people since, I think, being a visual person, it helps me to describe and understand really complex situations, usually emotion and interpersonal based. Sometimes I don't even have to come up with my own analogies, they just happen in real life and sometimes they happen simultaneously with the situation that relates to it.  I know I am speaking in general vague terms and that an example is absolutely in order but for the time being, I can only share one half of the analogy with you since the other part is too raw and personal to disclose.  

Yesterday was the first day in months that the oil was not spilling into the gulf.  A plug was put into place that has stopped the oil.  Damage, unquantifiable damage, has been caused and is still something that will need to heal over time and be dealt with, but the source of all of the damage, the base problem, has, for the time being, been stopped.  Experts don't know if this plug will work.  They don't fully know the condition of the well.  It could be too weak and break if the pressure from the plug builds.  This plug is a test, and they are watching it very closely over the next several days, measuring the pressure, looking for leaks occurring elsewhere, observing the integrity of the well, to see if greater steps must be made.  The cap may just be the answer and it may be enough, in which case they will cement over the whole well and call it good! Whoo hoo!  No more leaking ever!  But a practical view, and pragmatic steps are in place since it is maybe, just not enough.  

OK these facts about the spill were absorbed into my ears in 15 minutes on NPR today and may not be completely accurate since the entire time they were talking I thought they were talking about something else.  I KNEW it was about the spill, but I mean, they were giving me a visual concrete analogy for what I am currently dealing with in my personal life.  I feel like I am on the team of experts.  We put a plug in a certain well that has been leaking, spewing poison for well over a year actually, slowly killing everything around it. So many things were tried by the "local community," cleaning and scrubbing and contraptions, but in the end their efforts had been only slightly successful or not at all, due to the fact that the source of the problem could not be stopped. So much loss and depression.  Feelings of hopelessness. And JUST YESTERDAY, in conjunction with the PHYSICAL PLUGGING in the gulf, finally the leak was plugged.  We are not sure how the plug will hold, but its something! It's a start!  There is so much the "community" will have to do to have to do to recover, but at least we have this plug.  We will be watching it closely over the next several days.  I really do hope though that it will be enough. 

One day I will tell you all about what I am talking about, but while we are in this watchful time, I am keeping somewhat quiet.  I just needed to let off a little pressure here.  I am sure those well experts are a ball of knots right now.  waiting. watching.  hoping. 

Dress, necklace, hat, purse and whatever else: thirfted
shoes from Urban Outfitters

28 comments:

Ven said...

loveee ur bags :)) thriftingg is funn! we never know wat will we findd! :D

xoxo

Tugba said...

Ooo wowww u look great :) This is my favoruite outfit ever :) SOOOOOOOO feminin :) Love it. You have a great body and the dress just falls on your body :) If that makes sense hehehe

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Swalvs said...

I don't understand what the case is but I'm waiting, watching, hoping with you... You look great as usual.

406 Olivia said...

Good juju coming your way...and I adore this outfit. You look amazing.

casual ambiguity said...

I love the silver pendant necklace you're wearing!

Take care of yourself m'dear!

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

While I obviously don't know the scenario you're referring to I do hope your "plug" takes and keeps everything how it should be. I wish you (and the Gulf) peace and a permanent resolution.

Re: your outfit, you look like a fancy, stylish lady from the '30s but modern at the same time. Love the accessories! You look fab!

Meg said...

De-lurking to say that I hope both these "plugs" work out (for you and for the Gulf). Take care.

You look fantastic, as per usual.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Regarding your look: the silhouette is pure '30's yet the details are so modern. What a lovely look, and you look especially stunning.

Regarding your plug: Completely over my head, but I wish you all the happiness and health and hope you deserve, which I suspect is quite a lot. Rooting for you....

Archives said...

wonderful outfit, as always!

Charles said...

best of luck with your metaphorical dilemma! i love your outfit for this post, the necklace and hat are especially lovely :)
xx

tess said...

I'm glad you finally got your situation plugged, but I must admit I am a little curious as to what the situation was. Hope it all works out though!

Natasha said...

That necklace is soo fun!!
I'm glad to hear that both issues have been "plugged"...my only thought tho is that a plug is usually only a temporary fix that doesn't actually get to the root of the problem...I hope they hold tho (for your sake...and the Gulfs)

Kimberellie said...

This hat is amazing beyond belief. You look so lovely. And the whole hole metaphor is great. Only now I am so darn curious. I am terrible that way: terribly curious.

Well love and prayers your way!!

heart: ME

Lara said...

So, I have a really weird mind and I thought of something completely off the wall when you spoke of your "plug". Haha.

Yeah...

Well, i hope it works out!

minnja said...

Beautiful:))))

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Em said...

Your whole outfit is amazing today!

emily viveur said...

this is such a beautiful and classic look, i love it! the hat tops it all off so nicely.

Carolyn said...

This outfit is so beautiful! I've been reading your blog and admiring your style quietly for a while, but this is my first comment. I hope your situation resolves happily for you...

Trishna said...

My best wishes are with you no matter what you are talking about. You are a very genuine person, I feel and always hope you have the best of things happening to you. :)

daisybabie said...

analogies. i am constantly using an analogy to relay my thoughts better to friends and vice versa when they are telling me something. i understand/comprehend things better when one thig is related to another.
funny you should write about this particular topic. tis something that i've been thinking about also. not the gushing oil exactly, but certain relationships. comparing it to the BP situation is spot on. i think a plug is only a temporary fix; it might last 10 weeks or 10 years, but a permanent seal needs to cut it off completely.
sigh
you've taken a piece of my thoughts and placed into your post. it's sorta nice to know that i'm not the only one out there who thinks in certain ways.
*insert sheepish grin*

ru.kurarin said...

I can really relate to this on a certain level and to the need for explaining via an analogy. Sometimes mere words are too general.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hello! :)

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely note you sent me earlier - I really appreciate it, and feel just the same way. I think we're kindred spirits (or freakish child-bride alternate-universe mother and daughter or sisters, naturally). My life is in turmoil at the moment too, so I completely understand. Hope your situation turns out well, whatever that will mean.

Love

Andrea xx

Kimberley said...

Oh gosh, I hope everything takes as it should - both in the Gulf and for your particular situation. You look lovely. I <3 polka dots.

Ashley said...

I feel like you have such an extensive hat collection! I would love to see a post of some of your favorites.

Glad the oil spill in your life (as well as the BP) has been plugged. Hopefully, they'll both hold.

xoxo, Ashley

KT said...

Like most of the other commenters, I too hope your plug works and you are able to climb out of the mess stronger and better than you were before it happened. Keep smiling.

freddy said...

as you said: just not enough

rhiannon.eden.victoria said...

i love your outfit!

Anna said...

LOVE this outfit! Your necklace is beautiful!

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