Photograph.

A few nights ago I was visiting my boyfriends parents when his mother pulled out the old family album. As we walked through her memories she would point to the odd photo, slightly tinged with age and say, "I wonder what ever happened to [name].." and I would glance into the photo of children from long ago and I couldnt help but be mildly curious myself.

My thoughts turned to my own family albums and the memories that we’ve captured there, but I started to wonder about how many other albums contain photos of me. Friends I would visit in public school, whose parents would surprise us with the command of "say cheese", school trips where the teacher brought her camera, shots that were taken where I may have stood in the background… And I wondered if there are times when a photo of my child self, now slightly tinged with age, is pointed at and the question asked, "what ever happened to…."

I’m sometimes awed by the intricate ways we are all woven together.

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