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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two survivors

Aldo the Elder, aka The Great White, sits outside the studio window. I had the wrong lens but loved the haphazard photo I took–almost like a mysterious book cover. The blue bottle has been in my family since I was a little girl, most likely Swedish in orgin and that bottle has survived so many moves of my family. After one move, my parents looked for weeks trying to find the famous blue bottle, but to no avail. Months later, they found it rolling around, unwrapped, in a drawer.

It is a survivor, that blue bottle, and I took it from my mother's home after she died. Some objects do hold a life in them.

Aldo is a survivor too, outliving his life long mate who went with him to Sanctuary One. Now his final days, weeks or months will be lived out here. I hope he can live with us for a year or more, but he is very old–I try to watch him each day to soak him up.

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NancyGeneArmstrong said...

Aldo is such the White Giant. I love the photographs of him as he seems to be soaking up his surrounding and at such peace. You do him such an honor

Anonymous said...

What we can learn from observing our elder charges is amazing, they soften and yield so much and give us much. xox

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