Today’s prompt is that I share “a photo of you taken over ten years ago.”
Oddly specific, compared to some of the previous questions. I suppose the goal is to see everyone in their neon-colored padded shoulder jackets, leotards and matching legwarmers. Er, wait, I am thinking of the Eighties, aren’t I? Okay, flannel shirts, knit caps, and mullets, then. No, wait, that’s still the early Nineties, isn’t it? Okay, purple hair, black eyeliner, and fishnet stockings for sleeves. Still no? Pfft. Whatever, I give up.
The thing is, I don’t believe that I have a lot of photos from the late 1990′s. I have a few, sure. But I may be in an awkward pose, making a stupid face, and covered by motion blur. I might be too close to the lens, or too far from the camera, or just drowned in the grain of cheap film. I might be mostly in the dark, or turned just so that I am in shadow, or just plain turned away from the camera in order to personally observe the much more interesting thing that the photographer meant to shoot in the first place.
In other words, crappy and unflattering.
Instead, I think I’ll just skip ahead to the next prompt, “a photo of you taken recently.” I luckily happen to have one from the recent Star Wars show.
I guess some things will never change.