Few Words

Friday 15 March 2019

Christchurch

Heartbroken

I will respond with:

Feet amongst the masses mourning and decrying violence

Hands that, through the smallest of acts, help banish hatred & prejudice

Remote Gardening

So excited were my sister and I buying new plants for the garden, that we completely forgot we had Mum and Dad with us. They’d been left sitting in the shade at the garden centre with strict instructions to ”behave yourselves”, while I sauntered around deciding what perennials and shrubs we needed. The purchases were carefully placed into every available space of the car so there was no option but to shove our  parents in at the last minute.

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Finding the Good Photographs

 

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Hand painted photograph. Dad, Singapore, 1947

The biggest hurdle in sorting the stash of old photographs was just getting started but I determined to do it efficiently.  My aim was to quickly reject as many unnecessary photographs as possible and get to a much smaller pile of keepers. Once there I could figure out how, in the circumstances, to preserve and present them in a meaningful way. This is part two (Part one is here)

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The Forgotten Sort

Crouched in dark corners, forgotten in attics and cupboards, are boxes bursting with eyes and parts of limbs.

These postcard sized pieces of paper aren’t actually hiding shameful secrets but their owners still feel guilty. How so? The contents are precious but they’re in a muddle and few people actually know what to do with them. I’m talking about that unwieldy stash of old photographs that everyone has. Continue reading “The Forgotten Sort”

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