08 December 2007

Kodachrome

These past 3 days haven't been productive in the usual sense of getting laundry done or vacuuming, but boy have I given my Flickr Pro account a workout.

I have uploaded over a hundred photos, organized and written little stories about them.

Looking back at these photos gives me a sense of history and belonging that I don't often feel. I am usually an in-the-present kind of gal, pretty much.

I was talking to my mom about this photo:
My mom, Pauline, as a girl
She could still remember what she was wearing and how she felt that day, waiting for Mr. Kluge, the piano teacher. That photo was taken 75 years ago.

Likewise, I still remember this - the warmth of sitting out on that rock, the little hat -
Me in Santa Ynez at Evie's house
There's something about a photo that brings it all back. I wonder if it is real or imagination, a story made up after the fact because we can see what is happening.

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Watch Keith Olbermann rip the Bush administration up one side and down the other at Linkateria. Also, kitten playing with turtles.

6 comments:

Alex Elliot said...

I often wonder that about photos too. Laundry can wait! Tis the season to get good deals on underwear anyhow!

Mrs. Chicky said...

I adore that picture of your mom. I'm a sucker for old pictures myself. Although, "old" these days means anything before 1995!

QT said...

That picture of your mom is great. I love looking at old pictures like that, too.

billygean.co.uk said...

Aw what a lovely post :)

I have had some technical mishaps, but am back blogging again!

BG

meno said...

The clarity of the picture of your mother is astounding. I like the freckles.

Blog Antagonist said...

I've really enjoyed looking at your photos. I am a sucker for old photos. There is something so graceful and engaging about them. I want to know the people in them and what they were thinking/feeling.

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