Photo Wednesday 33


Today, an old one – this is a few weeks before Grace’s first birthday, at our friends’ house in Nantucket.  It was also our holiday card that year.  Pictures like this one catapult me straight into the tunnel of memory, where yesterday and today collapse together, and Grace’s babyhood seems like an instant and also a lifetime ago.

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  1. Posted February 20, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Look at the red hair! What a cutie…

    admin Reply:

    Back then I thought it might turn red. Sadly, it didn’t!!

  2. Posted February 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Today is my Grace’s 15th birthday. I just posted a photo of her (and her twin brother) to my Facebook page. They were so tiny. And it feels like such a short short time ago. And, yes, a lifetime ago, too. The wallop of it blindsided me. You’d think I would know by now, but it gets me every time. Instant/lifetime, sorrow/joy, regret/gratitude: They all are two sides of a very thin, sharp coin.

  3. Posted February 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    So true about that feeling of instant yet a lifetime. There’s no other way to describe it.

    Love the picture.