Last night I visited with my mother, and we went over very old photographs that were needed for a special project which I hope all of you see in the near future.
I was looking specifically for a photo of my parents together – you know, in the frame . . . together. Easy right?
Impossible. . .
I couldn’t find ONE picture of them together without one of the following “problems”:
1. One, or both of the subjects are out of focus
2. One subject is unaware that a photograph is being taken and is looking into the unknown
3. There are other people in the shot – usually between the two subjects
I was frustrated that I couldn’t find the right photograph. It was like trying to find an “alphabet cone”, and finding only . . . jingles.
After getting home and uploading the “jingles” I was given, I discovered that I had something more valuable than what I thought I was looking for. I found the picture below. Lots of questions came to mind. Why the suit on the beach? Where can I get a tie like that? Pinstripes? Is that indeed the beach I think it is?
I will never know the amswers. . . but I love the picture. Does that make sense?
My point is:
If you only notice the alphabet cones, you’ll miss all the beautiful jingles between them.