Monday, December 27, 2004

Count 'em if You Got 'em

Well, I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a good holiday. I know I'll sound like a bummer saying this, but I always get a little blue the day after. Like there was this huge build up to something that never quite came together. I mean, sure, I had an enjoyable Christmas, but afterwards there's a little part of me that's left feeling lonely. I guess, like with most things I look forward to, I put too high of an expectation on "events." I have this mental photo of how I anticipate things turning out that just never seems to develop.

Anyway, my point is this. I love this photo. Whenever I am feeling a little blue or some self-pity, this photo always makes me smile and helps to put things into perspective and realize how blessed, for lack of a better word, I am. I've had a clipping of the photo for years, but not too long ago I found a book at one of the book sales I went to this fall, which had the photo inside as well: The Best of Life (Magazine). It's a really beautiful book (just 75¢ at, which is filled with hundreds of photos ranging from 1936-1972. The caption beneath the photo reads:

A New Possession
A 6-year-old orphan from Austria ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross. (Photo by Gerald Waller)

Think about that next time you think you have problems.


Blogger SG said...

Thanks for this, Kirk. I think it's a natural thing to have a bit of the boxing day blues. I know I do too. This photo DID brighten my day :)
Happy happy happy 2005!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

I'm so glad you found the merit in this photo. Isn't it strange how a 1 dimensional object can emote such feeling. I just love it.

I hope your 2005 is filled with wonderful people, places and experiences!

-Kirk :)

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 4:03:00 PM  

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