Posted by: heartsleeve | June 28, 2007


Today, some of the ladies my mom works with dropped off my parents’ Pentax with me here in Austin.

It was the camera my dad bought on the day I was born. Almost all the pictures from my childhood were taken with this camera. Now I’m about to embark on real, grown-up life, and I get to start taking the pictures for myself.

(By the way, it takes really amazing pictures. The box still has the price tag on it, and I can’t believe my parents, in 1984 when they were both living basically in poverty, spent that much money on a camera just to take pictures of me. It makes me laugh at this point, because after all these years, I wonder if sometimes they think, “We should have saved the money we spent on the camera and started a college fund.” After all, it’s what I’ve done with a fourth of my life at this point, a fact which makes me feel slightly nauseous.)



  1. yay for awesome cameras 🙂 i need a new digital one i think…

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