Friday, February 20, 2009

Shattered Memories

In Response to Creative Therapy Catalyst #49, "Pick a photo that brings up some emotions and create your art around it".

This photo of our Monte Carlo brings back sweet memories of numerous rides to the cottage and all the fun we had with friends and family. We'd all pile in, all 15 of us, and sometimes including the dog. We'd be jammed in, back in the days when seat belts weren't mandatory, listen to music cranked up, laugh, joke, and just enjoy the summer breeze coming through the window. This car took us to our cottage for so many blissful weekends. Until. The. Crash. August 5, 1989. We lost our Monte Carlo and we lost our dad. Now photos of the Monte Carlo also brings with it memories of great pain and loss. Such a juxtaposition of feelings: love/hate; happy/sad; joy/grief. I miss our Monte Carlo, and miss my dad.

Thanks for looking.


1 comment:

lari scrap said...

I love your take, Francesca, and love how you tore your photo!