All collections reach a stage when they must move on, or rather, move out. Circle of Life rationale? Perhaps.
Collections gain icon status after a while. My mother wore this hat to her son’s wedding…This was my great-grandmother’s baby cup…This was my grandpa’s chucking peg for the corn….
The icon status must be broken, or else the icon kicks into Holy Grail status. And then, Lord help us, the Holy Grail will be wrapped in soft layers of wool and packed away until the box itself falls apart.
This established, many icons are heading out the door and onto someone who will hold one and say, “I wonder what the story is about this?”
Here are some photos of personal icons. Some are in the car, ready to relocate. Others will linger a while.
|All the hats and vintage clothing in the car---the pink hat was my mother's and she wore it to my brother's wedding.|
|This is an honest-to-goodness-leopard-skin hat....we did not kill the leopard...long story will appear sometime.|