Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just curious.

I'm just wondering if anyone in real life ever caresses photographs when they are lonely and missing the loved one pictured in the photographs. I've noticed they always do that in movies--you know, gently rub their finger down the face of the person in the picture...Do people really do that? I hope not... Uh oh. I'm having an old memory swirl back to me... It looks like I'm sitting at the end of my twin bed in the Prince Lane house... And I'm holding something. It looks like a picture. Yep. It is. It's a picture of my best friend, Kim Carlson. And the light blue Sony tape player's on. I can almost hear the song. Tiffany, was it? Debbie Gibson? I could never love again--like I did when I met you. And when you said goodbye! Oh the look in your eyes! Left me beside myself--without your looooovvvvveeee....** Oh, here's an idea, Ann. Usually, that would be the kind of song that would remind a normal person of his/her lover--not his/her elementary school best friend. And can I really be remembering a forced tear running down my cheek? Oh, my heavens. I totally remember now. I remember that I was lonely and missing Kim (who had moved across town) like crazy. And I wanted my whole family to recognize the pain I was experiencing so I left my bedroom door open while the drama unfolded. And come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I waited for so long for someone to feel sorry for me that I ran out of manufactured tears and had to close down the whole operation. Hmmmm....at least I didn't caress the picture.

Oh, and guess what? I know what I want to be when I grow up! An editor.

** Remember--my recollection or interpretation of lyrics cannot usually be trusted.

10 comments:

Heather and Billy said...

Guilty. To some extent. Like maybe you think if you touch them in the picture you'll be able to remember what they really felt like.

stephsterr said...

No picture caressing here. But I remember reading about "tear-stained cheeks" and thinking that was very dramatic and cool, and so occasionally I *would* try to keep the tears on my cheeks why I fell asleep, when I had been wronged right before bed... just in case someone felt bad that they had been mean to me and come to check on me - they'd see my tear-stained cheeks, then they'd REALLY feel terrible. HA!

stephsterr said...

*while, not why

Janelle said...

You are so funny! I don't ever remember caressing a picture, but do remember a million different dramatics to let my family know I was 'hurting on the inside'! I totally relate with your last post too. Byron incriminates himself on a regular basis. i love it!

Heidi :) :) ;) said...

I don't caress photos either. It is funny the things they do on TV. It bugs me that on TV or in movies, when they are on the phone they never end the conversation by saying "bye" or anything else. They just abruptly hang up. Weird!

Lila said...

You are absolutely hilarious! Can't say that I have ever done that one.

Miller Family said...

hysterical!

Diana said...

I have proudly caressed pictures of loved ones that have passed on.

Heather said...

No caressing, but staring for hours on end...yes!=) PS. Update us on your budget progress and inspire me to not want taco bell!!!

Audge said...

Ann!

I can't take it anymore! The "I GOGGY!" video...I am obsessed with it! I still watch it all the time. And I will even watch it like 5 times in a row. It is so cute and I just want to see that sweet little baby girl. And I want to see you too and your other kids and Brian too. So when I am rich I am going to fly myself up there and see you guys k? Ok coo.

What do I always say?

Yeah that's right....Peace in this nation.