Sunday, May 29, 2022

Tabletop


If you look at the photograph carefully you'll see as it wanted to be seen, taken 30 years ago with a Mamiya Sekor SLR at this table. Unloading my pocket knife and wristwatch onto the table in front of a small framed clock got our two youngest interested. I asked them if they'd like to be included. They did, so we went outside and they posed as would like to appear in the photo.

They did, and we discussed where their images would go.

Nine year old Son wanted to push or pull the minute-hand, as might we all sometimes. Four year old Daughter preferred to sit in the wristwatch and see what that unidentifiable thing with tanks and chimneys was going to do in front of the pocketknife. None of us remember what that thing was, but went on to have good lives. I guess the theme is, life is large but sometimes  best done in little.

10 comments:

  1. A truly memorable treasure.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Most kind, dear Julia, part of kid-raising fun.

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  2. That's a clever and unique photo. If only we could turn back the hands of time, and take with us the wisdom we've learned between there and here. I hope you and Norma and your family are doing well, Geo.

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    1. O_Jenny, thanks. I'm glad we took photos and included kids in projects. It's the silly projects that are still the most enjoyable. Best wishes to you too!

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  3. What a really cool idea! Love that!

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    1. Dear Susan, thanks. All my children are around middle age now, but the old fun of tabletop projects is still with us.

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  5. I have no idea how you did that. You always were brilliant, clever, and sweet. Of that, I'm sure.

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  6. Dear Robyn, thanks. That fun photo has been buried in an album many years. I set the objects on the table and asked kids how they'd like to pose if they were tiny --complied with ASA 400 Tri-X 35mm film. Got it processed and carefully cut out and braced their images (like paperdolls) to complete the tableau.

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