I love breasts. In a respectful, non-ogling and tactile adoration-with-permission-only kind of way. But healthy breasts are best and to that end, when Mrs. Blandings reminds me that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m only too happy to Post Pink…again. Mrs. Blandings says it best right here….
“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect breast cancer as early as possible. Early detection greatly increases your chances of surviving breast cancer. While you are at it, forward this to your best friend or wife or sister to make sure she is doing the same. For more information on screening, treatment and donating please contact the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”
Pink…I kinda view pink the same way I do Belgian shoes and slippers. You shouldn’t wear anything that if even for a moment during the day, you are tentative or self conscious about having it on. Skip it. You’ll be pegged as a poseur or some other entity with dubious intent. Style as opposed to fashion, is all about confidence. Wear it with aplomb or leave it for those of us who can. It takes a hell of a man to wear pink.
Pink cashmere turtleneck sweater-pink cable knit crewneck cashmere sweater-pink dress shirts in a variety of contrivances-lots of pink socks-pink present pocket squares in silk and linen-pink martini shorts-pink gingham-pink LaCoste-pink-pink-pink-pink-pink- pink-pink-pink-pink-pink- pink-pink-pink-pink-pink….Strap it on like a man and wear it year around. I’ll even wear a hint of it to client meetings.
Look at the little pink clogs that LFG has on in the photo above. The picture was taken in June of 2004 by my client and friend Cristina. Cristina died in June of 2005 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She’d yet to see her fortieth birthday. I’d prefer not to get any more emails like the one below. I keep this one in my In-Box and read it every week to keep me focused on my blessings.
From: R____, Cristina
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:06 PM
"I wanted to keep you up to date on my cancer. I had a PET Scan and brain MRI. The brain lesions went down but are still positive. My cancer has spread to the leftaxillary lymph nodes and the nodes under my left clavicle as well as the ones in the mediastinum. : ( We are running out of regimines, I think there are only two left. Hope all is well."
I think that you can still click here and help underwrite, with just a click, a mammogram.
Onward-In Pink-Loving breasts and the incredible women attached to them.