We are going to a family birthday party tomorrow – black tie dress code. Man, I hate those now … it saddens me to remember how much I used to love to paaar-tay.
With free choice, at the moment, I’d be wearing Uma Wang. My first choice would be the outfit above, followed closely by those below. Sadly, in the wheelchair, I will be outfitted to blend into the background. There is no wheelchair chic comparable to that I exhibited in my previous life … have just had to let that go.
Worse, it will be in an unknown venue, many miles from my home, so I will have to attend in my manual wheelchair in case of steps that so often go unnoticed. How many times have I been assured that all floors are level, only to arrive and be presented with a step or two? Too many to count and my electric power chair cannot negotiate even one step so, to be safe, I will have to go manual which means, of course, I am stuck in a corner unable to move without help and entirely at the mercy of others for eats, drinks and conversation. And who wants to keep the sad crip in the corner company? I wouldn’t or I would to ‘make the effort’ and who wants to be the ‘charity’ case?
Grrr. The only thing worse is not to go and be the sad crip left at home!
Best thing is to get in the party mood with some music. I LOVE Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, feat. Ray Dalton … Yay, paaar…tay! With ‘Can’t Hold Us’ …
Grab a bottle of champagne and sit by a table big enough to hold as many nibbles as I care to eat. Within an hour or two, I won’t care about anyone and should be quite incapable of talking at all. Win-Win all round!
Enjoy the music and have a good weekend.