Ten years ago, a friend of Jeremy’s was starting a business producing videos of families talking about their histories. Potentially, those videos would replace the fading-away-photographs-of-old that we pull out today to look at our predecessors.
Peter and I were Jeremy’s friend’s guinea pigs.
We were interviewed separately, so I had no idea what Peter said.
Jeremy decided to set aside the tapes for twenty years, but he offered me a look a few weeks ago. They now reside on You-tube. I think he sensed how much pleasure it would be for me to see what Peter had to say back then. And he was right.
Of course, I watched the interview of me too. It seems that even ten years ago, I considered myself lucky. However, (probably because I am a woman), I couldn’t help but focus on the beginning of facial lines that now appear front and center in the mirror.
I was wearing a blue-striped T-shirt that day. I still have that T-shirt, and it looks the same. The person in it…
Not so much.