While busily burrowing through mountains of journal articles this morning, I forgot completely how I was to write a series for Beginner Coverers. Egad! I get into this one-track, tenacious thought pattern and it is very hard to pry myself loose. It is the Asperger’s again. Well, it does work to my advantage, sometimes. Here are some questions for you all:
- [In the forth-coming book] Would you like to see a chapter on the history of head covering in the Christian Church? History is my forte so you would be in for an extremely thorough exposition (as far as my editors would let me). Or I might bore you all to death. I promise at least a few illustrations.
- One subset of the historical research that is bugging me is this: Did the Church (any church, really) stand up and say, “Time to take off the hats/bonnets/caps!!” I have this hysterical vision of women running out of the building and tossing up their coverings like a graduate’s miter board. But, seriously, when did this happen? Was it unspoken? Was there some sort of resolution passed at denominational levels proclaiming women free of fabric and buckram on their heads? (A correlative in this case might be the declarations made on birth control in the early 20th century.) Puzzling.
- Just so you know, most of the journal articles I’ve been finding are disgustingly feminist. Writing is nasty, hard work!
- And the more I dig into this subject….the more daunting it becomes. All I can think, at this point, is “One Page at a Time!”
Please, please, refresh my memory in the comments section about some New-to-Covering questions you want me to answer.