Anne E A Clarke 01
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
At my childhood home in Boulder, CO
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
A wee section of pussy willow branch.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
I can so easily touch the grief and disbelief of that day. I wish I could go back to that fourteen year-old girl and listen to her thoughts, to hold a space for her to grieve in.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
Not at all. I'd kept this branch and other things that were significant to various events in my childhood. I took them out to photograph them and I'm not sure if I got rid of them after that or stored them again. The photos were taken in my childhood home. I remember the squeak of the hardwood floors.
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
The day I found out Judy was killed in a plane crash I walked to catch the bus to school and picked a bit of pussy willow from a neighbor's bush. I remember how soft it felt on my fingers and how hard I studied the structure of the branch and the soft little toes of the pussy willow. I remember wondering how there could still be something so soft when something so terrible had happened.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
I honestly don't know. We all have some grief, so perhaps people will identify with that. The photo itself feels so personal it's hard to imagine what others might feel.
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