Friday, January 15, 2010

Scenes recaptured

 Along the California coast, circa 2005.

People often ask me if this is a photo of me. No... my only participation in this photo was as the photographer.  I don't know who the young lady is, and I am flattered that someone/anyone would suggest it was me. If we are going to fantasize this is me, can we have Daniel Craig sitting on the beach, too? I want the "Bond, James Bond" Craig. I want him to be through mourning the death of Vesper, too. He and E can be sitting together, discussing fast cars or how to set up a sting.

Pictures always tell a story. My favorite stories are the ones I can imagine, the ones that aren't obvious but can be implied. Those are the stories behind the eyes, displayed in posture or hidden in shadows.

I remember the story behind this photo.

Iilya wouldn't smile because his teeth were covered with metal - BRACES. I was smiling because I only had to wear a retainer and I could pop it out before any photos were taken. His braces/my retainer were a great point of 'discussion' between us. I think I did a lot of "nya nya nyas" at Iilya.

I have been scanning old family slides. It is one job I can do 'one handed'. I am really enjoying this task, looking for stories behind the photos. E is  probably weary of my interrupting his work and readings: "Look at this one.... ". E's one patient guy. And he even likes Daniel Craig.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh ya pretending is good.. Mom likes that handsome dude too.. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

altadenahiker said...

I knew you'd put the time to good use. (I was a retainer girl, too. Always breaking it, or losing it. Still remember how to snap it in and out with the tongue.)