A Daughter’s Sunday Apron

“To make a prairie it takes a clover

and one bee, —

And reverie.

The reverie alone will do if bees are few.”

-Emily Dickinson-

journal entry:

I struggled to teach my daughters to wear slips with their skirts.  Now, they want fancy and frilly “Sunday Aprons”.  Go figure.  I have decided that these aprons are so personal and expressive.  One woman wants pink, another wants brown.  One woman wants lace and another wants fringe.  One woman wants gathers and another wants pleats.  One woman wants layers and another wants simplicity.  One woman wants flowers and another wants pockets.  All women want to look pretty . . . and feel pretty.  Sunday Aprons can do both for the wearer.  This daughter wanted simple and neutral.  Well, I have never been very good at either, but she loved the finished apron.

I think that “Sunday Aprons” are pretty close to “reverie”, don’t you ?  And, I am very certain that Miss Dickinson wore a “Sunday Apron” . . . and a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday apron.  In her day, no woman would be caught without one.  It would have been unthinkable !


“Logic will take you from A to B.

Imagination will take you everywhere.”

-Albert Einstein-



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