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A Picture for My Thoughts


I'm taking apart the first album of the Mama's. Not her first one ever, but the first in a long line of albums. Sigh.

What's with the so-called "acid-free/archival" pages in this album? The cellophane breaks apart when I take out the photos. So much for trying to use my hands with delicateness and refinement.

For some reason-yet-to-be-identified, I'm saving the 3x5 pieces of paper (with a single punched hole) that were used as dividers between photos. The how-can-I-repurpose-this part of me has prevailed.

I don't know what to do with the photos after I've scanned them. For that matter, what am I going to do with the scanned photos. May be why there are long intervals between scanning sessions. And, for a session to happen, I need to play my era of Rock & Roll and Latin music so I can wiggle and waggle in my chair, as I do this rather sad and joyful exercise of remembering stuff in photos.  For instance: the rainy wedding day of a cousin; our yellow house with the lucky (kind of) 711 address; the Daddy's 71st birthday party; the Mama's afternoon of modeling for the camera; and the Older Brother, high school football and track athlete. Sigh.

Here I go, back down the rabbit hole.

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  1. I like your art . . . and your honesty . . . and I'm looking forward to more of this story. love & love, -g-

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  2. Wandering back through our memories and the records of them can be a bit melancholic ... may I suggest a restorative wander in your garden and a smooshy cuddle with Miss Molly?

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    1. Wonderful suggestion, Widders. It'll keep my heart and head from exploding.

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  3. Projects like this always take longer than we think ... your first clue is when you 'wake up' from a daydream and have no idea how much time has passed. But you know what, maybe that's the whole purpose of it ...

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    1. That's how I feel about time in general. I don't know how it got to be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. . . .another week, another month. I can't seem to get anything done, but then I've discovered a jigsaw puzzle website.

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  4. I love your drawing because it feels warm and loving. I am glad you are doing something with the photos. I have boxes and boxes of photos

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. I ripped apart another album today. It's going faster than I thought, because I can do several at a time with the flatbed scanner.

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