Thoughts of Summer today, a drench of strong light, and everything growing – though that photo of flowers from London was taken when I went down there at the beginning of this month. Paris – that was taken on a trip for my birthday, in June of 2007. The smaller photographs are ones I brought back from my parent’s house yesterday. I took them on a Polaroid camera when I was about fifteen or sixteen – so perhaps 1998 or so. It must have been summer, because I remember warmth enough to stay lying in that long grass under a blue sky. Down in the housing estate, in the last picture, is where my family still live.
Today is another day of waiting and doing, bustle and nipping cold.
But I know if I’m lucky there will be further moments like those in these photographs some time this year.