Saturday, July 01, 2006
Photo "Break My Back" Mountain
I hope, though I'm not holding my breath, that this is IT. I hope that this mountain of boxes and bins (and one basket) contains the majority, if not all, of the photographs in this house that have not been posted into an album. We already have countless albums so all is not lost but this is overwhelming enough that it has been a huge barrier to my going forward with anything that is truly expressive of my creative side. With this mountain set dead center in the middle of our front room, there is no ignoring it.
There are photos in these boxes that date back as far as the late 1800's. Fortunately, except of one, I know who all of the individuals are. So - the plan is to tackle these boxes and bins one at a time. I will be sorting, choosing, tossing, setting aside to give to others, and also creating a fourth pile that eventually will be cut into one inch squares (more about that later). Disposition of all this is pretty self-explanatory. I also plan to take a picture of this mountain as it sinks into the abyss of memory and then take a picture of all the albums that will be created.
So, in keeping with my To-Do List of the day, hair has been colored, and my nails have been primped and polished. The first item (that basket on the right) is about to be tackled.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 11:52 AM