almost a year ago i wrote about how s9 (then s8) was trying to usurp c14’s (then c13’s) birthplace. i even had an exhibit. it looked like this.
photo relabeled to reflect my inability to stick with the same pseudonym per person. (notice, i have kept mine the same. and michael’s isn’t so much a pseudonym anymore. it’s really more his real name.)
this family sticker grouping was left behind in colorado, with the lovely family we entrusted our minivan to. i figured they would love being able to look out the rear window and see chalk outline reminders of us. almost like we’d never moved.
on michael’s recent trip to colorado he visited with this family. and he visited our van. and brought me back a picture.
isn’t that interesting?
we’re gone. wiped out. scraped away. it’s shocking.
i think with a little effort they could have made it work for their family, and not just the dogs. there are a few changes that would need to be made, but with a little creativity and sacrifice, it could be done.
- they’ve only one boy. two of the stickers represent boys. but one of those stickers was mostly missing and could easily have become a girl. with a little fingernail polish or even white out.
- they’re a family of 6. we’ve only 5. but their oldest two girls are twins. they shared a womb for 9 months. they could share a sticker. i’m a twin and at 14 i would have been so cool with this idea. (after if i ever got over the totally un-coolness of the family sticker on the back window of the van.)
here’s an example of how it could have been. they might have changed things up a bit. given the twins a cute pair of crop pants to wear or something like that. but you’ll get the idea.
**updated** there’s a new ending to this tale (it includes their side of the story, too)… you can find it at findingmywayout… they’re the best!