February 23, 2015
Forty Photos in 40 Years
We were down in the Bahamas this week for a few days. Trying to escape the 4+ feet of snow in our yard and the below zero temperatures. However, we arrived to a land having strange weather all its own. The first day it poured. The second day, a wind storm rolled in but luckily the sun shone brightly. The third day it was cloudy and the coldest day the islanders had seen in seven years (62 degrees). It was so cold for them that they ended bus service early that night because they knew that no one would be going out!
It was nice to get away however and cut the engine on regular life and just drift.
It was also nice not to wear my hiking boots for the first time since the holidays...
I've been meaning to post this photo project that my sister sent me of four sisters who were photographed together, every year, for forty years. Perhaps you've seen it but in case you haven't here is a link in the NYTimes to all forty pictures of them together.
It's so interesting to see people morph physically. Both visually, as well as the energy that they radiate.
Morph...don't think that's quite the right word but you probably know what I mean.
As author Susan Minot notes, what is interesting is how the four sister's body language changes with one another as the years move along.
It's indicative of how much more grateful we are for loved ones as we grow older.
You might want to turn your speaker down (or off) as I think the music is kind of haunting unfortunately. I enjoyed the video more without it.