Friday, October 21, 2011
Growing up as a boy, I missed out on a lot. I never got to play with things girls do at various points in their lives. I envied those activities from afar and figured life would never present me the opportunity to enjoy them.
Well... as you saw from my Prom Project, I've decided late is better than never. There's nothing stopping me from doing anything I want now as long as I don't mind being called silly. To that charge, I plead Guilty! If people want to criticize me for acting silly, I don't care. What's more important is the joy I can grab by pursuing my dreams, however late.
One of the things teenage girls explore in their development is dressing sassy. Wearing clothes that emphasize their physical beauty. Many girls, I'm assume, experiment with how far they can go in attracting attention. Later, as they mature, they scale back to a comfortable place. That must be an interesting process to experience.
I am not a teenage girl. I don't have an attractive body. But... I'm curious about how it must feel, emotionally, to play with this. I'm curious what sassy clothes look and feel like. I'm curious how close I can get to mimicking feminine beauty while realizing I don't possess it.
I apologize for the long introduction but an idea popped into my head when I went to the Mall last weekend. With two girlfriends, I visited Charlotte Russe, a clothing store for teenage girls. I saw a pair of short red shorts with an attached black belt that blew my mind. It recalled my teenage years when girls wore "hot pants." I would have sold my soul to be able to dress like that then.
Yes, it is silly for me to wear these clothes now, but I'm not going to get arrested so let me try. When viewing the following pictures, please keep an open mind. And then tell me what you think...