If The Shoes Fit
Revisiting a picture is like remembering a thought and "thinking it" all over again. On each occasion you see the image from a different point of view because of the space of time involved and well just knowing how often things can change. As I looked over each negative I saw many variations taking place on the light table with each pose and circumstance that was captured and then too, I remembered what I was thinking when they were taken. As I watched this picture developing I wondered, that if I hadn't known these shoes, could I see either foot belonging to a father or son?
This particular pairing could have come from the Norman Rockwell era and as I revisited this picture from that potentiality the fancy dress shoes belong to a young dashing dad, a junior executive "on the rise." His big boy, next to him, wears a basic everyday shoe and has pants that speak of a busy day. Or perhaps If now, the "other shoe" were to fit, we would see an elderly retired man wearing a very well polished, yet plain and sturdy dress model. Alongside, his middle aged son wears his personality on his two toned wingtip showboat shoes that are much bigger than life.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.