11 October 2007


a while ago i bought a tiny little frame for a few bucks in an antique store. the baby girls picture will look sweet in it. but this is the portrait that had been in it for years and i dont know why ive not thrown it away. who is this woman? is she someone's wife or mother? an aunt or grandmother? if so how could the photo end up on a dusty dark shelf in a musty old store? or could this be a stock photo, one routinely placed in every frame for purchase back in the old days? rather than discard the photo i ponder these questions and study this face. i wonder who she was and where she was and why she was being photographed. and mostly, i wonder if anyone remembers her.

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