I remember taking my daughter and cousin into New York City one cold day. My cousin was visiting from Germany and my daughter was about 6 years old. I had given her a Nikon point and shoot film camera that I bought at Goodwill and she just took picture after picture.
That was a glorious day and whenever I see this photo I’m reminded of the sentimentality of it all. My cousin has long gone back to Germany, to her life. We hardly speak because of life, the pandemic, a host of other factors. Since that time my daughter has grown into a young woman and filled her life with art, friends, and fencing. I hardly recognize her anymore when I compare her to this snap!
But for that one brief moment, I was able to stop time. For that one moment, I was able to see what she was like back then, full of wonder and amazement on top of the Empire State Building.