My youngest daughter is celebrating her First Communion this weekend and she is profoundly apathetic about it. It’s not that Lucy doesn’t appreciate wine and snacks during church. Believe me, she does. She just doesn’t quite grasp the magnitude of the occasion. I blame the veil for this.
See, I had MY First Communion in a Catholic Church where you get to wear a tiny version of a bridal veil. I was going to wear my sister’s, which had been hanging from her dresser mirror just out of my reach, for most of my life. I gazed at that veil everyday and imagined the moment I finally got to wear it. Oh, how lovely I would be! Continue reading →