room to grow

Elastic waistbands on outer garments have no place in a woman’s wardrobe.   Ask Tim Gunn.

But what about elasticity as it applies to relationships?

Couldn’t it actually be a functional necessity?

And if you’re in agreement —

Then like me —

Maybe you’re already asking the next set of questions —

“Yeah, but — what’s the right amount of give and take?

“I mean, how can I possibly know how much stretchiness I’ve got or need to get right this minute, let alone —

“How much I’ll need — tomorrow — or god only knows — 10 or 20 years from now —”

Because you know there are times when you want someone to hold you tight — but not cut off your circulation.

And you also know there are times when you need to feel like you’re wearin’ nothin’ — even when it seems to the whole world you oughta be bound in double wide.

So thinkin’ this is an off the rack kinda deal is probably not gonna keep your pants up long term — especially for us hard-to-fit types.

But, hey don’t despair.   We can figure this out.

And until then —

There’s always the belt.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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