Monday, February 19, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Love is in the air.......
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Today's Quote from Anais Nin
The years march ever forward through the decades
it is absolute and concrete
but we are as infants
through life's lessons
Expecting completion with chronological benchmarks
Thursday, February 01, 2007
A wedding dress of white batiste
fragile, soft, feminine
Embellished with heavily padded white work
We were at an auction preview when I saw these fragments of wedding fabric. They were in an old, not very attractive frame. Just sitting on a non-descript bench among other relics from other folks' past.
The framed fabric pieces did not seem to be generating interest. Except for me: I was drawn to it ~~ captivated by its untold stories.
The fabric did not come up for bid until late in the auction. When the bidding opened, there was no competition. It had, I suppose, limited extrinsic value. But for me its value was not monetary. Its value lies in its past and the questions it evokes.
Who wore this dress?
What happened to the rest of the dress?
To the marriage?
I was the only bidder and purchased the fabric for a small sum.
I don't know its truth but I know its essence.