Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Friday, September 24, 2010


For some reason or another, or for lots of reasons,
this is the only photo I have of my parents together.

It's aged and creased and cracked and faded
and precious.

We watched a dreadful movie the other night
(not worth mentioning the name),
but there was a scene when the principal was asked
"If your house was burning down and you had 60 seconds
to grab something before you left, what would it be?"

I think I would grab this photo.

This is my submission this week for Razmataz's photo challenge AGED.


  1. Jacqueline, It is a beautiful photo. The creases give it charm. Don't they look so elegant.?

  2. Look at your mothers's hair and 1960's. I feel the same way about some photos I have. Maybe you should have a negative of it made and stored someplace. ♥O

  3. What a wonderful post! I love the photo and how special it is to you. :)

  4. What a great photo! I love that dress. Kit

  5. I love this post, and if you had to have just one picture I would pic this one, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jacqueline,

    Ah, there is a story hidden in there...too precious to share perhaps.

    The age and condition of the photo makes the story all the more poignant.



  7. Thank you for sharing something so precious. I too would grab certain photos in those 60 seconds. They looked like they were at a special event in the picture and were dressed so impeccably. Lovely.

  8. It is beautiful Jacqueline and you are so lucky to have it. This is one of the many things I love about blogging. We can share images like this. You have reminded me about my little treasure chest is what I call it. Fifty+ years worth of photos..yikes!

    I thought when I saw this picture that it explained a lot. You, Victoria and the precious picture of your sister..beautiful women mirroring the image of their mother :)

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend...I hope you get to do something extra special for yourself!


  9. What a lovely photo. I love it with all its worn cracks and lines - definitely shows 'age'.

  10. Jacqueline,

    I love the photo and the story behind it. Old family pictures are indeed treasures, creases, cracks and all.


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