Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sepia Saturday 36 : Finding Myself


Time moves on and I become part of my own Sepia Saturday quest.
I would like to say I remember the moment the shutter froze forever this slice of time.
But I don't.
That is undoubtedly my mother, I will remember that smile as long as I live.
And that is my brother : active, eager, inquisitive.
And, in the pram, that must be me.
The same me, that sixty years later looks back and thinks he sees a stranger,
But really finds himself.

32 comments:

  1. But you look SO like yourself!.. and Xander... sort-of.

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  2. You've hardy changed a bit, Alan. Is that a trick of the light, or do I see the moustache in early stages of development?

    Your brother looks a right bundle of mischief!

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  3. I half-expected a bottle of beer in that pram (I love that word... pram).

    Word Verification Dictionary:
    jocriddl - a situational enigma that is humorous

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  4. ... And you are peering out from the photo toward your future self.
    You boys are so darn cute! I but she had to keep you both separated because of inspired trouble, or the other kind. -J

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  5. You know, there's an amazing amount of resemblance between your infant and current selves! I would have recognized that young'un as you even without you pointing it out. All that's missing in that shot is the mustache.

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  6. ...and that little basket in the rear of the pram holds a supply of cigars, I assume!

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  7. It's amazing to me how some babies look so much like their adult selves! What a sweet, round little baby you looked to be. And the pram! They were so different from one country to the other during the same time period!

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  8. If I remember mine correctly, it contained a crayon and a "little black book" to take down pretty girls' phone numbers!

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  9. well, for once, YOU weren't the one holding the camera...
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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  10. It is a wonderful shot of the three of you. I find baby shots of myself a lot disturbing as if my private self was recorded but my self wasn't conscience. I think I have mentioned before that my bald head and face were always out of focus. Your photo is in great form.

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  11. You were certainly well-fed, Alan! ;o)

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  12. What interesting expressions everyone has - I think you were all squinting into the sun! I love thye way certain old photos fade out at the edges, as though one was peering back through a spacetime keyhole into the literally misty past.

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  13. So cute, there you are asking for your first beer.

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  14. Aww...I recognized you immediately! Isn't it interesting how we always look like our baby pictures in some ways. Your brother looks like a bundle of mischief for sure! Adorable.

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  15. Maybe somewhere in the middle you looked different but it seems you're going full circle, Alan, getting younger everyday.

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  16. I like that expression, 'finding myself.' I will never look at another photo of myself again without thinking of that. It is such fun to gets the old albums out and look for a SS story. I love this project, as I have said before. Love the comment about your mom's smile.
    QMM

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  17. You don't look so different actually, perhaps a little taller? Haha. Very cute.

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  18. I saw the resemblance immediately. Just missing the 'stach. No wonder you ended up being a being a bus conductor. It was all right there as a babe! You're about to utter your first words..."ticket please."

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  19. Marvelous photo! What treasure!
    Thanks for sharing this piece of yourself.

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  20. A happy-looking threesome! Weird to find oneself qualifying for sepia but there it is.

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  21. Such a fantastic photo, it has captured both an ordinary but also wonderful moment; and I love your words.

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  22. Such a fantastic photo, it has captured both an ordinary but also wonderful moment; and I love your words.

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  23. Put a mustache on that baby and that's Alan today. What happy moment. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. This is a wonderful photo, Alan. Each face is an open book. What a treasure. You know, you haven't changed a bit, except for maybe the glasses and the beer!

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  25. Each face is telling a different story. You were so cute and I agree, I'd know you anywhere. You've hardly changed at all.

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  26. what a great photo.
    I posted myself yesterday as well.

    your brother looks very pleased with himself
    :-)

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  27. I agree with others who've pointed out that (at least based on photos) you quite resemble yourself!

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  28. There is always something enchanting about a blast from the past where we encounter our younger selves...

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  29. lovely photo, and beautiful words to accompany it. i missed posting for sepia sat this week, but will be back next week.

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  30. Absolutely pricelss, but you have to be pulling our legs, surely you knew your own baby photo? Great words as always. I love that pram, wonder what became of it? And if it's true that with aging, some begin to become more childlike, maybe you will become your babyself again!

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  31. Taken In Halifax? Albert Promenade? Shibden?
    You Were Not A Shy Yoof!

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  32. What a fabulous picture! I can still see a bit of that wee boy in your face even now.
    Your mother was (as they used to say) "handsome woman".

    Kat

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