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Monday, June 9, 2008

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When I was little, my father would never take a picture of us sleeping. It makes him uncomfortable. We weren't allowed to wear black either. That's reserve for when someone died. The sleeping picture...well. it reminds him too much of the practice of when they used to take picture of dead people. What was the term for that practice?

I like taking pictures of my children at any stage. I'm not superstitious. Much.
Currently reading Omega Sol by Scott McKay and Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey, and over a dozen books more. I'm enjoying these books. What are you reading lately?

2 comments:

  1. I know what you mean, the older generation seem to think it's really a horrid thing to take pictures of people sleeping.
    But there's also those sleeping positions of our children that are too cute for us to miss the shots!! :P

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  2. Previous generations took a strange interest in death. The memento mori of the Victorians are strange and creepy and oddly romantic (photos, miniature coffins, locks of hair, death masks...)

    These faces are too lively to be mistaken for any of that!

    (We weren't allowed to wear black, either.)

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