Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time it was . . .

Timberville, Virginia 

"Long ago . . . it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you."
Paul Simon - Bookends

When I was in Timberville last month, the building in this picture stirred a vague memory in me, the way a smell, or an old song suddenly makes you feel another place and time.

I am pretty sure that I have been through Timberville before, but it would have been 40-some years ago, and I don't remember. Did I photograph this building years ago, or do I just remember a photograph that I have seen somewhere? Memory is unreliable. Photographs not only preserve memories, but sometimes perhaps they create memories.


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