Monday, October 09, 2006

Best Friend/Old Friend

Last week I had a dream. It was intense and sticky and full of message. Some "entity" chastised me for forgetting one of my best friends.

I dug it out, cleaned it, here it is:

I borrowed my dad's credit card and bought it as a graduation present for myself (from him). Boy was he pissed. But this is probably the best present I've ever received. That was 1986. Twenty years later. It is still stunning to me. Beautiful. And it still feels good in my hands. I could tell you where every scrape, cut, and dent came from, but not where all the little screws have disappeared to.

Hopefully, I'll be able to take a few decent shots and scan them to put up here. I truly have forgotten my eye with my flashy/easy little tart of a digital camera.


jean said...

Ooh, you've got me feeling guilty about my Nikon, abandoned on a shelf upstairs for over a year now...

Anonymous said...

Cool. You can probably pick up a convertor for that lens to fit it on a digital canon EOS system.

Kappa no He said...

Jean: I remember watching you with the Nikon and feeling very guilty. I thought you still used it!

Matt: Mmm, there's an idea! Right now I'm loving the weight and the 'gatcha' noises it makes. I'm not looking forward to film development costs. I may have to go back to black and white so I can develop myself and save a bit of money.