a hat my mother
wore over 60 years ago
A recent issue of Marney Makridakis' LinkLatte,
a daily URL presented for Artella
Members' pleasure, gave the link to PURSE
STORIES, a beautiful and interesting site. It
features photos and stories on purses.
Something in the nostalgic response I had triggered
the memory of my mother's hat that sits on a shelf
in my closet. A rust-colored
velvety felt, it is in top notch condition, without
having been preserved in any way other than love.
I also found a picture of my mother, my brother,
probably 2 or 3 years old, and me at 4 or 5 years
of age with the three of us each wearing hats. My
mother had on this one, my brother a wool cap and
I wore a velvet bonnet. I can recall the velvet
of my hat and the wool of my brother's. See Hat
Of all the photos I took of today's hat, I most
like the one above for the overal feel of it, as
well as the flow that the veil took as I placed
Especial thanks to my friend Linda Vining and participants
in her eCourse
Focus Group "Cheap Camera, Great Photographer
- Taking Photos You Love With The Digital Camera
You Have". Out of correspondence there, I now
know that the color black is among the best colors
to use as a background when I set up something for
photographing. Though the course is officially closed,
I'm sure that Linda will include you, if you ask.
Scroll to the end of the description of her course
on the Focus
Group page and you'll find Linda's email address.
Simply write her with your request.
SELF-REFLECTING QUERIES -
How many different kinds hats have you worn in your
life? When I started writing that question I was
thinking of the bonnets, baseball caps, and other
types of physical hats we wear. As I was finished
I recalled there are also the metaphorical hats,
as the ones in the expressions on the "hats
we wear." I've worn more different ones of
those in my life, than actual hats.
What memories do these hats bring up for you? If
you wear them now, do they act as "cover ups"
for anything other than your hair and head.
Do different hats evoke different emotions for you,
or have they in the past? Just thinking of a few
of mine has my body assume different positions and
puts me in a role playing mode. Have fun with this.
Tomorrow I'll bring you another of Sam's wonderful
black and white photos...a totally different type
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of her father done by me?
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Kleckner on our AUDIO
LINKS page, where Judith also describes how easy
it is to record a message? I'd love to have your voice
there also. A sentence or two is more than enough, if
you are person of a few words.
I will publish the link for yours in Picture to Ponder
and on the testimonial
page on the eteletours site. You can call in yourself
at (214) 231-2905 ext 6956 or, if you wish,
e-mail me to set a time and I can call you and 3-way
you in and simply listen while you talk.
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