In prep for the school trip, I am taking my camera with me and so clearing off some old memory cards ready for use.
On it were some unflattering photos the world has come to call “selfies” since I took them. These were arms-length SLR shots on a day I had a nasty cold, but when I think I had to provide ID photos for a conference pass at short notice.
Reviewing them again, and looking at the date stamp, I realised it was almost exactly two years ago. And I didn’t look at all grey.
Just for interest I took up position in front of the wallpaper to take a comparable contemporary shot. And at least half to check I still know how to work the camera. Yup. Point, half-depress, click.
When teaching hair and eye colour I make a big joke out of being blond, and being offended when students correct me to grey, but in fact normally I am delighted if they can remember the word for grey, which doesn’t feature on support sheets for 11 year olds describing themselves.
Further self-absorbed “passage of time” posts that established bloggers get to do:
- The ravages of time (2005/1996)
- Graduation pictures (2012/2002)
- What a difference a day makes (2006/1999)