Bloganuary: Favorite Photo(s), A Note on Today’s Prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “what was your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?” Despite the prompt’s clunky language, and because I can’t choose, I’ve picked a couple of favorites. Not taking the time to dig into files for the original jpegs, just a couple of shots that you can see have been framed and at some point will go back onto a wall. (Since we moved in June it’s taking a very long time to get art hung up, partly because this house is smaller, and I have to be more selective about what goes up, and where.)

Nelson Lake National Park, South Island, New Zealand (not only a great lucky shot, but a wonderful memory of our visit to my cousin Joy in 2009.)
This shot of Edinburgh Harbor is the companion piece to my blog image at the top of your screen. Another wonderful memory, this time of our visit to Scotland in 2013. Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities.

The prompt for today is “If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?” I am not going there! But if I were to speculate on that dangerous mission, I would have questions: would you go as just a spectator, or would you be able to effect change? Would you be able to stay if you wanted? Would you arrive knowing what you know now? If I did actually do this, I would probably choose 1961, when I was 16, because I think that’s the age when a person begins to have agency in her life choices: education, relationships, career and so forth. And would you go knowing that one different step might change every other event in your life: choices of partners, jobs, kids, where you live? No, thank you, not going there!

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2 responses to “Bloganuary: Favorite Photo(s), A Note on Today’s Prompt”

  1. Laurie Graves says :

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! But phew, what a question. The stuff of much speculative fiction, that’s for sure.

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