508. Old photographs
© Bruce Goodman 2 March 2015

Annabelle hated to have her photo taken. Not only formally, but casually. If someone snapped a shot she would snap: “Who gave you the right to photograph me?”

Her family photo album was meticulously kept. Every event was recorded. There were one or two of Annabelle herself, but that’s because it was part of a group family occasion and she didn’t want to ruin the photograph by cutting herself out with scissors.

“I look so ugly,” she would say. “I simply do not take a good photo. I am so unphotogenic.”

Forty years later, Annabelle was going through her family photo albums.

“Don’t I look lovely?” she said without a touch of cynicism. “If only I could look as lovely as that now.”

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