This morning the fine arts shippers arrived to cart off the wedding dress. It is, at long last, on its way to its new home – the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.
I’m not quite sure what to think. On the one hand, I love that piece dearly, as only a person who has lavished a thousand hours on a single piece can. And it’s my wedding-dress, something of great sentimental value. On that level, I hate to part with it.
On another level, though, I’m very pleased. I know that this piece, that I love so dearly, will be preserved beyond my lifetime. And it will be shared with more people this way. And, of course, it is a great honor for any artist to get a piece into a museum.
And, on a purely banal level, I’m thrilled to have that gigantic box out of my living room. It did take up a lot of space!
So anyway, my wedding dress is all grown up and flown away. I can’t wait to visit it in its new home next spring!