Its aged. Tattered, and faded. It almost looks like I could have photoshopped it to give it that antiqued and vintage look. But I didn't... that's me baby, over 40 years ago and its time that has well, aged it, much like myself.
Today, the treasure in the picture, is the location of the photo. I'm on the farm my father grew up on and for all I know it was one of my first visits. The photo was taken in July of 68, somewhere around the time when I turned 1. What I miss is the ability to ask my dad who seems seemed to remember everything... but he blessed me with an active imagination that can fill in the gaps in my own way. I have to wonder if that might not be a stroller my own dad once sat in?
I've realized this week what my Dad's biggest gift is to me... the delight in the simple things. I awoke this morning not thinking about if I will have a cake, or presents or even a party, but with a sense of knowing I am okay, that I will be okay, and that is simply enough for today.