Saturday, February 23, 2013

only goodbye

I love old black and white photos. Colour can be a distraction I think.
This picture of my grandparents was taken in the early twenties before they married. It is so filled with sound and emotion.
The train will soon pull out with a flourish of steam, and my grandfather will be on it. He is nervously adjusting his gloves in anticipation. He has turned towards the picture taker but my grandmother has eyes only for him. She was a very independent woman, but I can see a droop in her posture, a sadness at parting.
A whole life together lay ahead but on that day, only goodbye.

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