|26 July 2023|
When I took
this iconic (for me) portrait of my older granddaughter Rebecca with Rosa ‘Mrs. Oakley Fisher’ and her
Mexican sailor dress, she was 8. Today 26 June 2023 (I will post this back a
few weeks to fill holes) I saw this Mrs. Oakley Fisher past her prime and Rebecca is a beautiful woman of 25.
I thought that unlike we humans, moths, roses have short spans of beauty and existence.
For Rebecca and like many of this 21st century generation, grandfathers are a tad forgotten.
It is my hope that someday she might gaze at the very large framed portrait with the rose that I am sure she will want to inherit, and will remember fondly the times she spent with my Rosemary and me. Sadly when that happens I will have met my oblivion.