I've decided to begin a regular feature on this blog: The Friday Favorite Photo. On Friday's I'll post one of my favorite photos and write a little something about it. Here's the first one:
This picture of me with my twin sons was taken in 1987, though I can't take credit for it because that's my son, Justin, behind the camera. I was divorced at the time this photo was taken, a single parent, but hopeful, and sure I was going - - somewhere. I was a "non-traditional" college student at the time and the boys were in first grade. (They're tall, but not that tall - I'm leaning over.)
This is one of my all time favorite photos for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of the way it captures our lives in that time and place. We're looking into the mirror in my bedroom, just the three of us, fooling around together. I had borrowed this camera and loaded it with black and white film with the idea of taking some "artsy" shots.
I don't remember what led to Justin being the one with the camera, but it's one of the elements that makes this shot special to me. I also like the way Jerry is looking so serioulsy into the mirror, my arm around him, and the way our three heads make a triangle.
Oh, but if I could return to that time and know what I know now. Isn't that the way it goes?