Ext. Julie Darling Donuts - Day
Dressed head to toe in candy colors she lingered around her favorite donut shop smelling the sugary cakes as they baked and eventually giving into one. Though the sidewalk reflected the sun's heat on the pavement all she could feel were the world's cold arms around her. She met her own eyes in the window with a look full of confusion and pain wondering if anyone else was able to see her broken heart. Crossing her arms against her chest she sighs and thinks how true it is that the ugliest things can happen in even the prettiest of places.
This past week, I watched as the heart of my city broke. Tragedy came as it almost always does, unexpectedly, leaving 5 dead, an entire country confused, and Chattanooga to pick up the pieces of someone else's anger and pain. I am not naive enough to think that violence is an unusual occurrence, but I will admit that it feels different when it happens only five minutes from you, in places you pass everyday, and by a face you recognize from a college class several years ago. Bravely though, this city has met it's affliction with a great deal of strength. While, we are mourning, we are also coming together. And while love is a rare thing to find in the world today, I'm happy to say that I can see traces of it here.
Sorry to bring so many of the feels over here guys, but I really felt like that incident, a defining moment of the past few days, had to be addressed. Have to say though, that this was perfect timing to accidentally wear a patriotic outfit. And really, when is it not perfect timing for a donut?
Dress: Vintage - The Clothing Warehouse
Shoes: Forever 21