I’ll bet that even in this age of social media you have some old printed photos pasted in an album or stuffed in a shoebox. Some of them are probably old photos you acquired when you moved your parents into a retirement community, or helped your cousin clear out your great-aunt’s attic after the funeral. Someday your children will leaf through that album, carry that shoebox home with them. Wonder who you were. Who they are.
Today’s prompt: Rummage through the shoebox and find one you’re pretty sure is a Family Photo, except . . . who is that guy anyway? That’s the one. Pull it out. Take it over where the light is better. Imagine who it might be, and how you might be related. What would you talk about if you could step back in time and into the picture? What would you see if you could look around you? Find a detail that you can’t quite make out.
Write. Paint. Compose. Photograph. Weave. Create.