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an old self portrait . . . | by hortulus
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an old self portrait . . .

. . . from about 35 years ago.

My father died in April 2006. Without real intent, I ended up with some of his books - many of them I sold to second hand book shops and donated to charity. I few, that seemed of note, I ended up keeping because I thought someone in the family would like them. I was moving aside one of his large sailing books the other day and what should fall out, but two of my old drawings!

This one I imagine must be from my senior year in high school, based on my hair style and lack of beard (I grew a beard shortly after that and have not gone clean shaven since).

I was very surprised to find these drawings - I had not thought of them for years and I had no idea that dad had them in his possession (perhaps he forgot also). Why they might have been in this book, I'm not sure (I don't ever recall looking at this particular book myself).

Interesting.

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Taken on January 28, 2008