Figeting Uncomfortably in my Conservative Sweatshirt
For me, coservativism is a well-worn sweatshirt that just doesn’t fit me as comfortably as it used to. I’ve had the sweatshirt a long time and have fond memories of wearing it. Most of the people I know and love have a similar sweatshirt and they don’t seem uncomfortable in it at all. But my shirt just doesn’t fit me quite right anyone. Maybe I’ve grown since I first started wearing it, or maybe it has changed shape along the way. Whatever has happened, I don’t put in on as often any more, and I’m not quite as eager to wear it when I go out. But I’m not ready to throw it out yet. It might fit me again someday, or I might need to pull it out for a special occasion. It doesn’t upset me to see the people around me proudly wearing their conservative sweatshirts, but I don’t really like it when they ask me to wear mine with them. I’ve been looking around for a new sweatshirt, and briefly went into a store selling liberal sweatshirts. But they were even more uncomfortable and ugly than the one I already have. I’ll keep looking, but most stores seems to sell only two varieties—conservative and liberal. Maybe I’ll have to find a way to make my own.
Posted by Hannah Im at Thursday, January 26, 2006