Viterbo | Convento di Santa Maria in Gradi
view of the church (Nicola Salvi, 1738) in ruins after the Allied bombing on January 17th, 1944
ph. Paolo Monti (Italian, 1908 - 1982)
Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura
Richmond Virginia 2020
Sometimes old pictures in Antique Stores catch my eye… Antique shops in Ardmore had a ton of them. I particularly like this one.
I bet these two had some stories to tell. I hope they had as happy a life together as I imagine they did.
I own a cabin in the mountains. I bought that cabin from a man named Craig and his wife Sandy. The cabin sits at 8,000 feet, nestled in the Santa Fe Mountains. It was built many many years ago and then left all alone. It sat empty for almost 40 years until Craig came along. He bought that little cabin and turned it into what we call a little slice of heaven.
Craig and Sandy live nearby in their cabin. They are both from Minnesota, high school sweethearts of 50 years, and the kind of people who are good down to their core; people who don’t have to talk about their faith because they live it every day.
Craig died December 29. We knew it was coming. He had kept the monster at bay for fifteen years, but his body was tired of fighting. I and many others honored him yesterday at a Celebration of Life service. I walked in to the church and was immediately greeted by two things: his measuring tape suspenders that on anyone else would have looked goofy, and…photographs. So many photographs. I had only known Craig as the silver haired mountain man with a hint of Steve Martin in his smile, but here he was, a young man with dark hair and a beard and small children sitting on his lap. And another wearing a military uniform.
Most were candids-snapshots taken at a birthday party or chopping wood. Some made us laugh; others made us cry. But what astounded me were the number of childhood photos.
So many in black and white of a very small Craig, on a dairy farm in Minnesota: sitting on a tractor, sledding, playing with young siblings. Even school pictures looking, well, like school pictures.
And on the way home, I thought about the children born today in the era of smart phones and Facebook and Snapchat and Instagram. They, too, will live a life. They will do things like play and sled and go to school and get married and have birthdays and maybe even wear goofy suspenders. And I’m sure all of it will be photographed, because in today’s world, what isn’t?
But will it all be remembered years from now when their hair is silver?
Or will the memories be lost on a phone? Or abandoned on an obsolete hard drive. Or discarded and forgotten on the cloud (which, let’s face it, is just ANOTHER computer)
My friends, memories live on paper.
And if you don’t think they are important now, wait until they are all you have left.
Print what you want to preserve.
Two photos of Doraemon and Dorami’s current voice actresses (Wasabi Mizuta and Chiaki Fujimoto) holding official plushies of the characters they voice.
“Dying” of a cold these last two days but had the BEST day in London so far! Spent the day between museums and sightseeing. The Victoria and Albert museum took my breath away!
I’ve never seen a character in a movie handed a stack of photographs, and the one they are looking for is on top instead of three pictures in.
in the snow 19.1.20
Love this work
silk with gold and silver threadwork, 17th century
Archbishopric of Lima
28. X. 18 - my photo
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Today on January 15th, 2020, officially marks both the 15th anniversary of the death of Deem Bristow and the 5th anniversary of the death of Japanese VA Chikao Ohtsuka.
They both died on the same day ten years apart at the ages of 57 and 85 respectively.
Bristow was born in 1947 and was known for being the original English voice actor for Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Eggman from Sonic Adventure (released in the USA back in 1999) to Sonic Advance 3 (released in June of 2004).
Ohtsuka was born in 1929 and was also known for voicing Dr. Eggman, except compared to Bristow, he voiced the character in Japan from Sonic Adventure (released in Japan eariler in 1998) all the way to Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.