Saturday, 1 April 2017
Saturday Photo(s):Me and Me and Me
A friend sent me one of those silly tag things this week: you're supposed to post a photo of when you were younger on your Facebook page, and then challenge anyone who "likes" it to do the same. Well, I got as far as finding the photo of my sister and me taken about the time we road the Greyhound from San Diego to Eastern Washington state, a trip I write about in Road through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move. (I'm the older child, and my flaming red hair photographed dark.) But then I ran out of steam, particularly because the people who "liked" the photo, are not ones, generally, who take to this sort of challenge.
So it stops with me. But I thought it would be fun to post that photo as well as two others. One was taken more than ten years ago by Terence Byrne for the Montreal Review of Books when my novel After Surfing Ocean Beach came out. The other is one of a suite of photos taken by my friend Anne Richard who has reinvented herself as a photographer. The occasion for the photo session was coming up with a good one for the promotion of Road through Time. Rather like them. Lee says I look old, but then he's been with me so many years that perhaps he sees me as I was 50 or more years ago. One thing he does notice, though, is how my hair has changed colour. Arctic blonde, not red. But so it goes...
Posted by Mary Soderstrom