my mother is an artist. you would know this by the way she dresses. for my mother, if an outfit can have tassles, buttons, multi-colored shoes, and island fruit stamped asymmetrically along the material, it's a winner. she has no shortage of sweaters for any school holiday. and bright is her favorite color.
this stands in stark contrast to the varying shades of black found in my closet.
needless to say, my mother called this afternoon to tell me, with great excitement, that an exact copy of one of her particularly favorite tassled sweaters is now hanging in the Orlando Museum of Art.
"mom," says i, "clothes hanging in a museum is never good. it either means you're dead or you should never have worn it in the first place." to which my mom replies, "i like it. i always knew that sweater looked artistic."