February 21/365 Photo #1

Two sun-browned little girls, our play interrupted. The grainy photograph has us posed in front of the garage. What was special about that day that brought my mother out with her camera? She wasn’t easy to tear away from housework. “Summer, 1962.” I bend over to scratch my leg. Mary leans away, shifting her weight onto her left foot, smiling sweetly.

Mary and Kim


4 thoughts on “February 21/365 Photo #1

  1. There’s something profound about old photographs of people, especially black and white ones (photos I mean, not people!). Maybe it’s partly the questions they elicit, like the one about your mother.

    And I really hope the Mary in your story wasn’t your sister Mary.


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