Saturday, May 21, 2011

Something Old Meets Something New

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This is the something old. It was the first thing I ever ordered from a catalog. Back when you actually ordered from catalogs....called the toll free number, told them what you wanted, waited for them to tell you whether or not they still had that size, or that color...paid with a credit card.

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I ordered this frumpy gray sweatshirt from J Crew when I was in middle school. J Crew would never make anything so loose fitting or reasonably priced these days. I wore it all through high school, college, 9 years of marriage and kids...it shows its wear.

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But really, for 20 years of being loved and tossed around and spilled on and washed and washed and washed, it's held up just fine.

And my NEW CAMERA just loves it! And I love it. And I love my new camera. It seemed to be a long time coming....as in I saved the money several times and just couldn't do it. Despite wanting it so badly, and for so long, it's a lot of money to spend on oneself. But everything seemed to be on hold without a camera: the blog, the etsy listings, documentation of birthday parties and holidays. So I have justified it. To myself at least :)

And I have learned a lot about myself as a 'writer.' I write about my photographs, rather than using my photographs to enhance my writing. I just didn't see any value in writing without accompanying photos.

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So with all of that said, I expect this camera to solve all of the problems of the world. Except the fact that the world is scheduled to end this evening. That will be a bummer.

4 comments:

  1. Can I have this sweater if you are taken in the rapture and I am not?

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  2. ...and here we are... still alive and breathing.

    Looking forward to much more vivid documentation compliments of your new friend.

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  3. You can now be the official family photographer, you know, with that new camera and such. And yes, I am still here too. Love, Dad

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