my musing on the power of a photograph

WHEN I CAME UPON THIS IMAGE BY CHANCE the other day in the Library of Congress online photo archives, it stopped me still. Who is that boy, and what is he planting? (And will you forgive a total digression from our usual topics of discussion, since I am about to stray?) Say yes by clicking here.

  1. Elaine Sullivan says:

    This reminds me of a creative writing exercise used in elementary school. We didn’t use photographs, but magazine clippings.
    I’ve mused over family photographs of relatives I knew and those gone before me or my memory of them – wondering if they had known how life would play out for them, would they have lived the same life? It ‘shocks’ me into enjoying the moment.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Elaine. Good exercise — thanks for telling me about it. I, too, find photos wildly provocative. Hope to see you again, soon.

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