Thursday, February 23, 2006

Every Seven Years

After writing a few long pieces, I need to fill up the writing well again. In the meantime, here are some more photos taken at seven year intervals. Every seven years, there's a complete turnover of cells in our bodies (not at the same time, though), so the seven year intervals make sense for me. Perhaps I'll think of a story for each photo.


Seven years old



Fourteen years old



Twenty-one years old



Twenty-eight years old

Next year, I'll turn 35, and then voila, I'll be a new person again.

13 comments:

El JoPe Magnifico said...

Yes, but you'll be a different new person. Like with Dr. Who.

Lone Star Ma said...

Oh! I am restraining myself from muttering the old endearment that you said you didn't like but it is hard...you are such a cute little punk! I remember another cute photo of you when younger still, I think, looking serene in a garland.

Fridaysweb said...

I can definately see who Lucia looks like! You're absolutely lovely in each picture. I believe I had the same haircut as you when I was 14, as well. :) T'was the 80's, though.

Nonny said...

Thanks for sharing those honey. It's actually kind of inspiring to know that every 7 years we are renewed. Of course now I have to wait until I'm 42 (UGH). My favorite is your 14 year old self, of course ;)

abcgirl said...

hey, did i take that third picture? it looks familiar...

:)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

El Magnifico: I can hardly wait! I suppose it'll be too much to hope for a TARDIS, though.

Lone Star Ma: Unlike Brad the Gorilla, I don't mind being called cute. I was a cute little punk. Can you believe some people used to be scared of me? This was usually before they actually talked to me, though. Once I opened my mouth, the whole facade was blown out of the water.

Friday: Thanks! It's funny, that haircut of the 14 year old is so '80s, yet at the time, I felt a bit bold. People had recently stopped feathering their hair and were going for corkscrew perms. That picture was taken my my grandmother, by the way. She wanted a record of how I looked before going on my first date. That sullen look is trying to disguise a massive attack of butterflies.

Nonny: It's a continuing process! It's funny-- when I was a child, I heard that one's lungs turned over every seven years (this was in reference to smoking, and how quitting really was beneficial), and I literally thought that my lungs would flip over in my body. I was both excited and scared at the prospect of what it would feel like.

ABCGirl: Lawgirl took the photo, which is why it looks so familiar. I think of it as the "Maid Marian" photo.

El JoPe Magnifico said...

Yes, a tricked-out police box is probably too much to hope for, as is a perky little assistant. An obscenely long rainbow scarf is not out of the question.

galetea said...

I think I have a copy of the Maid Marian photo in my scrapbook! :)Were you around to see my cloak? My mother made it for me at some point in my college career and it was very toasty indeed in the winter. The only drawback was hearing people surreptitiously humming the Darth Vader theme when I was walking around campus...

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Galetea: I think I did see your cape, or at least hear about it. Did your mom make it between 1993-4?

My green cape is in storage back East. At one point, I just wanted to blend in and not be stopped with comments about the cape, even positive ones. Also, I was worried the cape would get stuck in the train doors. It was great striding across campus in the cape though, eh? Darth Vader theme music is always welcome, I think...!

rawbean said...

Awhhh such a sweet post. Its my 28th year so...new person?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Rawbean: Yes, you're a new person! What are you going to do with your new self?

HitManJ said...

I'm new! I'm new! I just turned 28 a month ago!

Dang, I'd better take care of these cells if they're gonna get me to 35!

Andrew said...

You have always been such a serious hottie.