Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Younger


Every time I go searching for old photos, I run across fascinating artifacts. This is the woman my husband married twenty-six years ago. That's me a month after our wedding. I was twenty-nine. Aging sucks. Sometimes I study these photographs of my younger self to reconnect to the knowledge that this wonderful life of mine, it really happened. And is happening still.


16 comments:

  1. I know this feeling -- and you continue to be a beacon of beauty, Angella -- no less now than before.

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  2. I know it too. I try to remember my inner self is the same as it was in those old photos and my memory, but sometimes that just makes me sigh.

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  3. Well, I for one do not think of myself as being the same inside as I was when I was younger. I am different. I am perhaps wiser, I am less tolerant of some things, far more about others, and as filled with doubt about myself as I ever was.
    We are humans. We age. Dammit.
    We grow into different sorts of beauty, though. I believe that.

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  4. It definitely is. You were and are beautiful. xo

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  5. Gorgeous; reminds me of that famous Kertész but more relaxed.

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  6. I sometimes cringe at my younger self and the shenanigans she pulled. I suppose I'll be doing the same thing to 'this' self in ten years. haha.

    But weren't we beautiful in our youth, and yes you still are.

    xoxo

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  7. "Happening still" -- that's the important thing!

    When I see photos of myself at 20, it's like looking at another person. And in so many ways, it IS another person. Fortunately I'm happy with my current incarnation!

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  8. Aging hasn't been so tough on you! All of your past incarnations are there like facets on a gemstone. One of the wonders of this photo is that I see intimations of both your children in that face. Isn't life a wonder?

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  9. Such honest, beautiful writing, Angella. You're forever astounding me.

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  10. You were gorgeous then and you are more gorgeous now, filled with wisdom along with your physical beauty. I wish we wouldn't be so hard on ourselves but I know we all do it. At least us girls!!!

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  11. Angella, you asked about my new camera. It's a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. And I hope it serves me for many years to come!

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  12. i love every one of you! i am so grateful always that you visit here.

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  13. And let's not forget the beauty in the march of time and all that it affords us.

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  14. I do the same thing. It's nice to look back but it's even better to appreciate today.

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  15. just letting you know i'm here, paying close attention...

    xo

    susan

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