We continue to absorb the words as written by Kahlil Gibran in the spiritual classic titled The Prophet:
The weaver said, Speak to us of CLOTHES.
And he answered: Your cloths conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment,
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.
Some of you say, "It is the north wind who has woven the clothes we wear."
And I say, Ay, it was the north wind,
But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.
And when his work was done he laughed in the forest. Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.
And when the unclean shall ne no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
My Take: I've worn so called "nurse scrubs" for 40 years, only recently wearing cloths I feel comfortable wearing to work-my t-shirts and comfortable "leggings." Labor and Delivery is bloody and messy, just like birth itself. Why not choose comfort for these peak experiences? OM