I have so so so much I want to talk about! I want to talk about my adorable, hysterical husband, my dearest friends, discovering a brunch place, spending time with my sister, the books I’ve been devouring and the whirlwind inside my mind about the near future.
But I’ve just found something that made my breath catch in my throat. I THINK I FOUND A PICTURE OF BEN, PENGUIN, AND I IN THE PAST.
The picture is called Soldier’s Goodbye & Bobbie the cat. I found it via the most amazing this ever- the Commons. It’s on Flickr. It is a collection of publicly archived pictures from different public repositories. I can’t even believe the romantic and interesting things I’ve found. It’s like a huge present that someone picked out just for me.
There are pictures of people with supposed spirits captured in the frame. There are romantic shots from different days gone by. There are stills from early films. This is an amazing wealth of beauty and knowledge at my fingertips.
But let’s get back to the supernatural fact at hand: there is a picture of my current family taken circa 1939. Ben owns those shoes. Penguin looks up at us just like that. And the cut of her skirt is just perfect.
I wish I knew how I could get this picture printed and framed. I wish even more that I could know the story of this kiss and the sweet front porch it happened on. I might write it.