May 13, 2011

Diptych….History

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History was our word this week.  My picture (bottom one) represents the History of our High School years.  Since it was Senior Walk out day yesterday for my daughter, I thought I’d use this for my shot.  As you can see just about every human emotion is displayed in this picture:  happiness, sadness, crying, excitement, embarrassment, humor, thankfulness, shyness, compassion and friendship.  What a day! 

What these girls don’t yet know is that these years aren’t the best years of their life (these are the formative years) and their worlds are just going to get bigger and better (hopefully).  But what they have is a history of tradition!  We make an investment into our kids.  My philosophy has always been “you either pay now, or you pay later”.  This scene is very different from my last day of high school….I think our tradition was to skip school and go to the beach.  Rebel that I was!!

I love pictures of books.  We’ll have to head over to Wild and Precious Life to find out what’s behind Chel’s shot.

5 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

How exciting for your daughter, whooo hooo!! I wish her all the best!

Chel said...

What a wonderful, wonderful photo. I remember high school graduation so well. I'll never forget that day- it was both liberating and terrifying. Happy and sad. SO many emotions! You captured the essence of the occasion SO well.

sherilee said...

That pictures brings back a lot of memories... lots ahead of them, but I wouldn't go back for anything.

Nice take on "history."

lori vliegen said...

what a great interpretation.....LOVE it!! we had senior skip day at our school, too, and everyone went to the beach and came home with sunburns. of course, sometimes we did that when we were supposed to be in school, too....and you're right about paying later, because none of us could ever explain the sunburns.....heeheehee. xox

Mary C. Nasser said...

This is a wonderful photo and post!

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Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
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