Posted by Dane Carder on June 15, 2019

My youngest turned twelve today. Since her third birthday, she has requested the birthday dinner be at her favorite sushi restaurant, and we have obliged. On her third birthday, I was just over a month into a photo project http://us365portraits.blogspot.com/2010/06/ where I took one portrait of someone different every day for a year.

It could seem like a lifetime ago to think of her as three, or that project being part of my daily life. Today, I had a flashback to one of the last houses that I painted, and it seemed forever ago. It was my common-law-brother-in-law’s house, and I was there today, swimming. I spoke to him six years ago about starting a business around my family’s restaurant’s spaghetti sauce…

Strange how the days unfold, folding time upon itself, bending forward and backward simultaneously. It is all beautiful.


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