John A.

John is such a common name, 
that I am pretty sure most of you have had
a boyfriend named John.
Laura Ashley vintage blouse - H&M black trousers - Melissa red heels - Roberto Cavalli black bag

I know I did once, a long time ago when I was in high school
and I had not seen him since.

Seen him since today.
I ran into him during a work visit to a store.

So, I stop and look at him.
He's sitting down, waiting for his turn.
Old. Overweight... I barely recognize him.

I pass him and feel bad, bad that I did not say hello.

So, as I am leaving I pass in from of him again and decide to stop,
be courteous and civilized and say hello.
He says hi and then I realize he doesn't know who I am.
So I figure that he lost his memory pretty early on or
that I have changed -

Do you run into people who you have known and have them
not recognize you ?


Chronically Vintage said...

Yes, I've run into people from my past who didn't recognize me before. I don't look very much like I did as a child/teenager, and when you factor in my vintage wardrobe, it doesn't usually strike me as odd when someone doesn't remember me (in a way I almost take it as a compliment, because I think I - humbly - look a lot better as an adult than I did back in my school days).

♥ Jessica

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

My brother is called John which made me smile. I live 40 miles from whre I grew up so have never run into any old boyfriends but I do find the women I know have aged much better than the men.

Mica said...

Lovely outfit - I like the detail on your top and your red heels :)

Anne said...

I have moved away from where I grew up too, so rarely see people I knew when I get home to visit! I love your blouse:)

J. said...

No, not really. I think I haven't changed that much... or at least I hope I haven't. But it often happens to me that I don't recognize people, and that's not a nice feeling in any way.
Love the outfit by the way :)

Kristen said...

He didn't recognize you?? His loss. Seriously!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

hahahaha! only once has that happened to me. oh well. beautiful top! love the details around the neckline and cuff.

Lisa said...

I love how feminine and delicate this beautiful blouse is, Lorena.