I was interviewed by a local news station on the 4th of July and asked about what it’s like to wear 19th century clothing in 106 degree heat. The interview lasted about 10 minutes, and I talked about the resilience of the pioneers and how they adapted to their environment and lived in harmony with it instead of attempting to control it at all costs…or something like that. In my mind, I was reaching for a thoughtful perspective. However, the editors chose about 10 seconds of me talking about evaporation, hydration and not lacing up my corset so tight that I can’t breathe. I can’t figure out how to link to the MOV file that I have in order to show you. Watching myself on camera is humbling. Why are my nostrils so large?
Peering through the open-backed pews at St. Peter’s