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Memory #2

By rosie42  
(If youre interested in following the accompanying narrative, the images in this series are best viewed in order, 1-5.)

Her widowed mother continues to live in their old family home, where she visits her twice weekly. Today she finds her mother making the double bed and so she stands on the opposite side to help, carefully creasing the sheet into the precise hospital corners her mother taught her when she was a child. The scent of her fathers aftershave is suspended in the air between them and the older woman is suddenly reminded of that morning long ago, before the children were born, when he had forgotten to buy milk and she to fill her car with petrol. In his Hillman Husky on the way to the shop, still partially wrapped in the not-yet-forgotten cosiness of their bed, she braked suddenly to avoid hitting a dog chasing a cat across the road. As the car jolted to a stop, a forgotten lipstick, that wasnt her shade, rolled slowly from its hiding place under the passenger seat

She shakes the memory away and, smiling wistfully at her daughter across the bed, plumps the pillows once more and suggests a nice hot cup of tea.

(to be continued)


The second in a series of images inspired by the Tasmanian cabinet maker and visual artist Patrick Hall. (Anyone interested in viewing some of his fabulous work may click here .)

Please view the large version - all advice, feedback and critique (+/-) welcomed. Thank you for looking ...

Susie :o)

Tags: Car General

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21 May 2006 12:14AM
Hi Susie !! Great shot - love the colours - what a find !! Hope this finds you well & thank you for your recent comments :o)


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old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
21 May 2006 12:57AM
I love the picture, Susie, and I love the accompanying narrative!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
21 May 2006 2:00AM
Hello Susie, great desription, better shot IMHO. Another great study of this subject.


PS: Indicator needed this time, and a little T-Cut 'should' bring the paintwork up a treat Wink
21 May 2006 3:42AM
Magic pic...great background info...great job.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
21 May 2006 3:44AM
Hi there, Tim - yep I'm just dandy thank you! Appreciate you dropping by ...

Cheers, Jim - thank you for your kind comments ...

And yep I agree this is a better shot, Paul - I'm actually working towards my preferred shots in this mini-series, #3 & #4. (So now you'll just have to view the remaining two posts to see if you agree. lol) Thank you for your valued impressions - and for the restoration tips too!

Peter - thank you so much for taking the time to view and provide feedback; it's much appreciated ...

Susie :o)
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
21 May 2006 9:16AM
Sorry Susie
I'm not getting this, but that's because i'm
a philistine.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
21 May 2006 9:53AM
Sorry if Martin isn't into this but what's wrong with small details like this which bring back wonderful Dad'd Huskey was in better condition than this but this makes a far far better photograph.
Love it
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
21 May 2006 11:15AM
a fine image of the Hillman in its decaying state. A thought provoking description, we all have our memories and the realities of the past some of which became our future dependent on where a person is now in their life may be the past...the circle continues Smile complex eh!

P.s. no crocs...I'm dissapointed
rosie42 13 7 Australia
21 May 2006 2:22PM
That's okay Martin, I wouldn't have expected such idle sentimental ramblings to be your thang! lol Just having a bit of fun with a different approach to some shots I took of this abandoned car which I found during a country stroll last weekend. (None of the accompanying 'memories' belong to me, or anyone else that I know of for that matter!) Thank you for dropping by to take a look ...

Always appreciate you taking the time to view my posts, David - thank you ...

And nope, Kin - not a croc in sight, sorry! {~} Grateful for you stopping by ...

Susie :o)
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 1:06AM
Having just read the web pages on the work of Patrick Hall, I can see more clearly what you are doing Susie. These picture and story "ensembles" are an interesting and thoughtful approach to photography, to be applauded to my mind.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 1:17AM
Kind of you to provide your valued impressions, Richard - thank you ...

Susie :o)
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 1:42AM
Bravo !
SoupyD 11
22 May 2006 4:06AM
Wow...I held my breath while reading that...and a shiver went up my spine...picture is great too Wink
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 2:07PM
Thank you so much for viewing Chant and Soupy ...

Susie :o)
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
23 May 2006 7:55AM
Another very good image and im getting right into this story, very good so far.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
9 Jul 2006 9:18PM
Funny how things change :O)
rosie42 13 7 Australia
9 Jul 2006 9:31PM
Thank you for viewing Scott and Caleb ...

Susie :o)

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