Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - June 11, 2008

Okay so I definitely didn't take this photo!! But my cousin Shellie sent this to me today. We were chatting last week because her Mom, my aunt and my mother's sister, passed away at age 89 in her sleep last Monday night. We were talking about our Moms and how they are together now and they have so much to catch up on. They used to talk to each other EVERY Sunday. Aunt Sylvia lived in Los Angeles, near Shellie and my Mom, of course, in New York.

We got nostalgic and then Shellie told me that she had pulled out her wedding album and was looking the photo of me as her flower girl. I remember it like it was yesterday, yet that was 45 years ago. I really can't believe it.

I look at this photo and I can see myself. I really don't think my face has changed and I still get that look on my face when I get angry!!

I also look this photo and I see Adina's face and a bit of Rachel, but mostly Adina.

I have always been hooked on photography, whether I am taking the photos or looking at someone else's photos. And my birth father, Harold Schain, was a photographer. Not a professional, but he always had his camera in tow. Perhaps I got a bit of that gene?



This picture of you is adorable and you're right...your face has not changed!!! I definitely believe that we (and subsequently our children) inherit not only physical traits but the traits that are less obvious and often times manifest in ways that ultimately define who we are/ influence who we will become...from our parents. Whether we lived in the same home with them, never met them, whatever the case may be....they are a part of our make up in many ways.

Anonymous said...


This is so great!!! I am so excited for you! You exhibit the photographic poetry of even the every day. It's like we discussed yesterday -- appreciating the beauty and excitement in the mundane and seeing things you've never seen before even though they're right in front of your face. .... Maybe I need to take up photography ...

Thanks for the inspiration!