"Joanie, you look so pretty in that Nehru jacket! Go pose with Mr. Whiskers by the tree."
I am a big fan of "found photos."
You've heard of this, right? People go to flea markets and garage sales and buy up old unwanted photographs for their own use and enjoyment.
At first, I thought this was the saddest pursuit I had ever come across. Then I changed my mind. Photos don't have to lose their purpose when they become orphaned; no, instead photos and their subjects find new lives, new appreciation, and no one is forgotten.
After all, what is a photograph? I am a person. I walked on this planet. I had a life, and someone thought to document a moment of that life, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. I was here.
Now I myself am an avid collector. And the Internet, Pinterest especially, is a fountain of such photos. My favorites involve people posing with their pets. Since I am a much-abused human belonging to a cat, I like photos with kitties the best...so much so, "Random Kitties" is a new category here on this blog.