I’m of an age where gloves feature large in my life as an essential accessory. I guess this happened when I was about 43 before that I was so hip not even weather could get to me. Now I’d rather be comfy, which mostly means warm.
I have gloves for different occasions – there are the emergency gloves I had to buy when I was Christmas shopping in Camden with the best boyfriend in the world, then there are my driving gloves that live in my car, knitted silver yarn with yellow (my fave colour) which have rainbows bought for me by Sheryl, the beautiful long length black leather ones which make me look like a dominatrix or that I’m about to handle something corrosive. Then there are my everyday gloves. Dark blue faux leather which are scuffed and worn. When it rains and they get wet the dye comes off on your hands and you spend the day explaining your frozen looking hands to people. These are now also my ‘Boston’ gloves.
I woke up this morning and couldn’t find them. I have returned to my hotel in between appointments just to look for them. I lose things all.the.time. My brain just doesn’t retain information like where I last had a thing. I end up replacing everyday items with amazing regularity. But these worn out hand dying gloves cannot be replaced. My Dad bought them for me and now he’s dead so they have been elevated to my most precious things.
On this Valentine’s Day, text your loved ones – including parents, grandparents, children, chosen family, whoever makes your heart bigger – because when they are gone it will hurt you in ways you cannot even imagine.
I found the gloves. I had chucked them in a shopping bag with some souvenirs so everything is ok again. Now go, tell those you love that you love them xx