RefIections: younger-selves

June 2016 – Reflections: younger-selves

I read Tiffany Diamond’s article “Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly Seeing Their Younger Selves” Showing photographer Tom Hussey’s photo series entitled Reflections.


Image credits: Photograph by Tom Hussey

Tiffany wrote: 

Every time a nurse would come in to turn my grandmother over to the other side, I felt this overwhelming need to tell them all about her. To make sure that they understood that the frail little old lady in the bed was a spitfire of a woman.

I’d wish that I had my photo albums to pull out and show them all the photographic evidence of her alive and smiling and dancing and being Audrey. To show her living in some of the most amazing places in the world. To show the crazy things she had done and seen in life.

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I’ve seen Tom Hussey‘s Reflections several years ago. It was one of mass-mailing from acquaintance. At the time, I only thought “nice”, “nostalgic”. This time I now understood why men want to date with younger women. They still see themselves as in their 20’s or 30’s (halcyon days of their life.)

Now I know why I am single forever. . . I am too old for them, and they are too old for me.
I comfort myself “Seventy is the new 57.”


June 2016 Everyday Picture Diary for timeless photo memories

6/04/16: $2Donation: YBG Fest. Gamelan Sekar Java, Balinese Music & dance
6/04/16: $10Donation: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchesta (BCCO) at UC Berkeley. Guests: Carrie Hennessey (soprano), Brian Thorsett (tenor), Efrain Solis (baritone)
6/05/16: $6: Japanese Cooking party
6/11/16: Livermore Rodeo Parade
6/12/16: Haight Ashbury Street Fair
6/18/16: $3: Hiking to Twin Peaks SF
6/19/16: $10Donation: Stern Grove Fest. Janelle Monae
6/29/16: Our Black Diamond Follies dance group photo sessions
6/24/16: SF Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, and the Conservatory of Flowers in GGP
6/25/16: Presidio Concerts – Diana Gameros Trio
6/25/16: Presidio Concerts – Miguelito Martines Sextet
6/26/16: SF Gay Pride Parade.
6/26/16: US Air Force Band of the Golden West at El Campanil Theatre
6/29/16: $$: Opera “Don Carlo” SF Opera House

Transportation Fare for Senior:

BART to SF: $2.45 one-way
MUNI in the City: $1:00 one-way
Local/ long distance: I drive my car

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