First Cousins (Click picture for larger image)
"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams."One instant. One moment. A memory captured, frozen in film. But also a dream for the future; the young child and baby, both like blank canvases have the capacity to become masterpieces. Nyssa and her cousin, Andrew before his dedication ceremony. The memory of sweet childhood innocence, Nyssa gently touching his hand and holding her grandmother's doll; Andrew looking at this his new world with bright eyes wide open.
~ Jeremy Irons (British Actor, b.1948)
Nyssa is now 19 and Andrew is 17. He graduates from high school this next year. She is a sophomore in college. Yes, the memory of the moment is still frozen in time. The dreams for the future are still there, although they have changed. The two canvases each have the beginnings of a painting, each different, no longer completely blank; the splashes of color and structure of line are shaping them into what? Landscape, portrait, still life? This is the mystery, the paintings are not yet finished; the masterpieces are not yet complete.
Submission for Lens Day topic "memory". (End of post)