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© Lise Utne
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Puerto del Carmen, Islas Canarias. 16th February 2010.

(Trinity, half a century later. Fifty years ago I had just learned that you are supposed to stay awake during the day. From then on, my father no longer had to carry me about the rented loftroom all night. The lull of the overnight trainjourney to the grandparents had sent me to sleep. Learning by doing. I had become a diurnal.

I stayed up all night before embarking on this journey too. A deadline to meet. I met it, just about. But I only napped in between airports. Spending close to a fortnight in Amsterdam/Schiphol or Madrid/Barajas waiting to go home on the return ticket might have been interesting, but not what was expected of me.

I'm glad I made it there. The sinusitis was nothing. It was grand!

My father did all the dishes, of course, but at least he didn't have to carry me around all night. I suppose that goes to prove that I'm no longer a baby.

P.S. Throughout my childhood, my mother made me the most beautiful dresses. Here's one she didn't make.)

10 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    Your father did the dishes. I like him immediately. .... good story and reflective portrait of you

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    Interesting story and nice self

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (28 Feb 2010):

    Yes...I love the story here! Fantastic, Lise:)

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (28 Feb 2010):

    Nice image and the text just as mysterious..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    All net, no rim.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    I love your story and the photo is just fantastic Lise.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne said (28 Feb 2010):

    Thank you, all!

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    good shot and story!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Touching and this is great LIse

  • Antoni Benavente

    Antoni Benavente gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Great composition!

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