Monday, February 11, 2008

A tragic Loss

A very special part of my life is gone. When I got home from work, my mother's sad face told me something bad had happened. I imagined a lot of things, but I couldn't have possibly imagined wht it was. After she told me, I didn't say anything. I couldn't be mad, or angry. I was in shock. How is it possible that such an important part of your life, can just dissapear without a chance of ever seeing it again?

I spent Summer '06, working at an Amusement Park. I didn't make much money, so I tried to save as much as I could. But one day, my friends and I decided to give ourselves a little treat and going shopping. At some point, I went into a Calvin Klein store. And that's when I saw what would change my live forever: A black v-neck merino wool sweater.

Yes, I'm making such a big deal over a sweater. So what? I loved that damn thing. You have no idea how hard it is for me to find clothes that fit me: I'm 5'4'', which for american standards, means I'm the size of a 14 year old (in Colombia it's pretty much the same thing too). But that sweater was just perfect on me. It was fitted to my body, and sleeves and chest weren't long. I loved it so much, that even though it wasn't an expensive garment or anything, my mom used to take it to the dry cleaner's, so it was taken care of properly. Except this morning, when my mom took it out of there, it never made it home. My mom's guess is that she dropped it while she was doing some other errands...we'll never really know.

Now I have to look for a replacement. Finding the exact same one is impossible here, since I don't know any store that sells Calvin Klein clothes in Colombia. I've tried Ralph Lauren, but they only have these really thick wool sewaters that look huge on me...

I don't know if my life will be the same again. I know it's ridiculous and pathetic to get so attached to meaningless objects (Three years ago, I lost my cell phone, and I put up a search group to look for it through the entire University Campus), but I only want the soft feeling of merino wool in my skin more time (No, seriously! I need to find a replacement badly!)


Soul Seared Dreamer said...

What to say.. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

I know the feeling. I find it impossible to find clothes with a perfect fit.. I have this Tee with Chinese writing on it.. but its so worn now I feel really embarrased wearing it.. I do love it so much though.

I find Topshop Topman have a really good new range of extra small which has a fairly good fit. Don't know if they have stores in the States (except NY) but there is always online shopping nowadays. They definitely post to US.. not sure if they would to Colombia though.

dit said...

Sorry for your loss.

If you are ever in Los Angeles, They just opened a Calvin store in the Beverly Center.

Good luck.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...


I accidentally ruined my favorite sweater when I was in college. It was only from the Gap, but I'm still kind of mourning. It was the best fit and color.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha. I thought somebody had died!
I know the feeling though.
I wore a red knit sweater to a chemistry lab one day and, after I washed it, it had white spots near the neck. Bleach had splashed on it from the lab!
I was so sad. :(

redgalaxoid said...

Thank you for your condolences...Right now, I feel better, and I think I'm ready to move on with my life, and finding a right replacement for my sweater.

Queer Ranter said...



That's a sad sad loss...

Anonymous said...

Never Give Up Your Dreams!!!
Right now there is a black merino Calvin Klein sweater in your size not being used somewhere in the world. Make it your mission to find it.
Anythings possible. Be kind to your mom.

redgalaxoid said...

It's ok...I think I'm finally ready to move on with another sweater. I might even get a better one (I actually didn't like that the neck was too small...I want one with a deeper v-neck)