October 16, 2009

{Honoring the Lineage of Women}

Dear Bride-to-Be:
For thousands of years in cultures worldwide, young girls were taught the art of needlework, spending the early years of their girlhood embroidering their wedding costume. But societies change, and today these girls—perhaps more skilled with a computer keyboard than with a needle—need to borrow their elaborate wedding costume from village elders. The world may change, but women always love to connect in rituals of the heart, sharing their talents to champion another woman. Share your best self today!

So whether you borrow a locket or brooch or tiara from another woman for your wedding—or even if everything you wear is brand new—you borrow skills, patience, beauty and courage from the lineage of women. Wear whatever you wear to honor that heritage.

Love. Listen. Let go.
...with love from Cornelia

[Photograph: Priscilla Wannamaker]

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