This week's Monday Listicles assignment seemed EASY: 10 favorite photos. Piece of cake, I thought. Simple. (But with me, of course, nothing ever is, dip below the surface I must, EVERY. freaking. time.)
Because for me "Photos" brings up my late father, the photographer. Heavy. And also I have such a hard time with the concept "favorite"... favorite for content? For aesthetics? And what if there is one more favored photo of one child than another? That just cannot be. My head spins.
So I have made a decision to STOP the torture (you're welcome) and state unequivocally that these are NOT my all time 10 favorite photos. They are merely 10 that I like a lot and that happened to conveniently and handily reside in my blog's web album or my iPhoto library.
Because I REALLY want to get to bed before midnight tonight, dammit!
So, in NO particular order (oh, this is killing me, but I will be strong and not over-think - for ONCE in my life!) 10 photos that I really like:
|My Dad, Jim Steinhardt, around 20|
|My Mom, Sylvia Heimer Steinhardt, around 20|
|July 29, 2002|
|The boys' first big snow day, January 2003|
|"Mother & Child" 1960, by Jim Steinhardt|
|A bunch of Heimers, Ellis Island, 1920-ish|
|Jim Steinhardt, 1961 by Bruce Steinhardt|
|Spanish-American Barber Shop, NYC, 1948 by Jim Steinhardt|
|Lake Champlain, Burlington Vt. 2005|
|Me at BlogHer11|
This was taken this summer at the BlogHer11 conference, in the Temple of Swag (I think the official name was the Exposition Hall). At the time Ethan was expressing his utter disdain for all things Bieber, and I took this photo with the JB cutout just to yank his chain.
But then this AMAZING thing happened just last weekend with Anna See (the blogger who lost her son in a tragic accident this fall) involving her surviving daughter getting to meet Justin Bieber on an all expense paid trip to to the AMA awards in LA.
So it is not a completely ridiculous photo after all, but rather, suddenly holds major significance. Reminding me that this big star took time out to meet a little girl grieving for her beloved brother, whose one big wish was to meet the Biebster.
So there it is. 10. Done. And it ain't even midnight yet. (Only 11:30) So, goodnight!
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