Friday, July 21, 2006
Little Windows--Dad's Groovy Hat
Dad's hat. I think he mowed the lawn in it.
No wait. He didn't even wear a shirt for that. I'm really not sure when he sported this 70's masterpiece. I know he did, though.
I see my face. My admiration. They're not diminished by the presence of the camera. (Nice backlighting, by the way. Come on, guys!)
I try to remember what it felt like to try on the gloves. Much more intimate than stepping into someone's shoes.
I think I remember. I'm not sure.
I probably don't remember.
Hats become just hats. And gloves get lost on the closet floor.
It can be so easy to inspire wonder in a child.
I remind myself. Do not rely on that wonder.
(The "Little Windows" Series: A while back, I transferred our old Super 8 home movies onto VHS. Now I'm moving those to DVD. They're an odd record of the past. More vibrant than photos, but still distant and imperfect. I thought it might be fun to share some of these "little windows" into my past.)
Posted by jason evans at 6:58 AM