Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An Eternal Now in the Flow of Time

I found this photo the other day while looking for a different photo. I'd forgotten I had it and was tickled silly to see it again.
It appears to be a wedding photo of  my Aunt Dorothy, seated, and her three sisters.
No year is indicated on it and neither is the event. I'm making an assumption based on clues in the picture.
I decided to share it with you because it is a wonderful picture capturing a happy moment in a life.
In fact, I suggest it is a happy moment in all four lives.
We all need to see those from time to time as reminders that life ebbs and flows. We need reminders of the flows to help us through the ebbs.
This moment is and always will be current because all who were there remember, and any who see it may feel the joy of a moment that while passed, is eternal.
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Back row from left Pauline (my mother) Myrtle, and Gladys.

14 comments:

Hilary said...

That's a superb picture of your mother and her sisters. Those moments in time do indeed live on forever. Thanks for sharing the joy.

And speaking of superb pictures, your new avatar photo is lovely.

Dawn said...

This IS a wonderful Moment in Time...and we would all do good to remember our moments- ups and downs.I will always be grateful for my camera to keep moments alive.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, I was so pleased to find this photo. It is my pleasure to post it.
Thanks re:avatar. My friend took it when we were at the Nimoy event in Vulcan.

Dawn, that's exactly it. Memory is one thing, but it adds an a new dimension to look at the moment as it happened.

the Bag Lady said...

That's the first time I've seen a picture of your mom when she was that young! And I've never seen her sisters, either. What a great picture.

messymimi said...

It's the need to remember the good times that had us turn the stairwell into a picture gallery, too.

Thank you for sharing this lovely moment from your family's past.

Leah J. Utas said...

Terry, it really is cool to see all these old pics.

Messymimi, that sounds like a good use of space. I'm glad you enjoyed the pic.

Reb said...

I managed to pick out your mom before I read it. Lovely photo Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good work, Reb. Thanks.

solarity said...

They certainly look very happy. They look as though they're being serious for the photographer, but the moment the shutter clicks they're going to burst into laughter.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Mary Anne, I think you're absolutely right.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Love that picture! I wish I had more pictures of relatives in bygone days, creates a whole different sense of perspective. Thanks for sharing yours!

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, thanks. It's gratifying to find this photo is such a hit.

CherylK said...

What a great picture, Leah! All very pretty ladies. And I agree that your new profile picture is very nice!

Leah J. Utas said...

Cheryl, thank you.