Monday, March 23, 2009
So this morning I was doing a little research, barking up one of the branches of Anna's family tree to see if I could gather any information about when our beautiful baldie might grow a hair or two. No rush, of course, just curious. I found this photo, taken over 34 years ago. I must be about 6 months old. In the hair department, you might call that growth pretty sparse. But I've got a full head now, which is reassuring. What strikes me is the steady way, in this picture, my skinny daddy and I look into the camera's eye. It's one of those pictures that make you feel stared at. And while the eyes of the subjects are 34 years older, the quality of the looking still seems immediate. Which sort of collapses one's sense of time and space. Which makes me think that while all of these pictures of Anna we're taking will become part of her own long, long ago, the quality of her steady gaze into the camera's eye won't age.