Thursday, May 12, 2005
From the Depths
I shun you, kneeling one.
A couple of days ago, Bruce told me, "Your life is running you." The implication being that it should be the other way around.
He's right, and it's why I haven't updated this blog in over a month.
Now, to more interesting business: the photo. Though it's obviously very old, it's new to me: I spent a weekend scanning old negatives I had tucked away in one of my photo albums, and this was probably the most intriguing picture of the bunch. That's me, of course, walking towards the camera, and I recognize Leduc Junior High School in the background. I took a photography course in Industrial Arts in Grade 8, so the year is probably 1982 or 83. I don't know who's kneeling behind me, nor do I know who took the photo. I recognize the "Skarenko's Scorpions" shirt I'm wearing; Miss Sklarenko was my Grade 6 teacher, and she gave us the shirts.
Was the photo something I staged with a classmate or two? Or did one of the other guys in the photo class just shoot a candid that happened to have me in it?
I have no idea. And it makes me angry. We lose so much as we grow older. Memories should not be lost so easily.