She will always remember the moment she first saw the dress, unfolding it gently from beneath tissue and laying it carefully over the top of the suitcase, the bodice of lace so fine she was almost afraid to touch it.
The skirt glimmered as she stared at it, even in the half-light of the attic, streaks of gold between black and white.
Nan's note had said it needed to be worn, that it hadn't yet had its moment, that perhaps she hadn't lived the right life for it, but she hoped her granddaughter would.
So she wears it tonight, and she dances, letting the skirt swirl around her as she moves, breathing life into black lace, and remembers her grandmother.
This one's for you.
Media: Acrylic and mixed media
Surface: Box canvas
Size: 20cm x 38cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 7.87" x 14.96" x 0.59" [depth]
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