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time being existence and love

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this roll of 35mm film is history family poetry magic and fable combined.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/the-g-uk/7304501606/in/photostream/...

 

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on this day i hold this roll of film in my own hand.

 

the last hand to touch this roll of film before mine belonged to my father.

 

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some years ago, my father loaded this 35mm film into his nikon AF200.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/the-g-uk/4558572128/

 

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my father died on january 20th 1995.

 

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i remember his body being lifted [in a rubber body bag] down the stairs of the family house.

 

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i have no idea what this roll of film will reveal.

 

i have no idea what memories will be evoked.

 

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i see this film as a gift.

 

i see this roll of film as more than art.

 

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is it more than art?

 

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this roll of film is my father speaking to me.

 

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does this not constitute a gift beyond measure?

 

for me this is a blessing that transcends the idiotic and philistinistic notions that require art to exist merely as a saleable commodity.

 

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this roll of 35mm agfa film constitutes art.

 

no avaricious dealer, sale room hack, gallery whore, money slave copyist, be-suited culture vulture, broker or devolved dauber can change that.

 

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we are surrounded by thieves.

 

these thieves can steal gold, silver, jewels and money.

 

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whatever the world's vapid robbers may purloin, one thing will remain inviolable.

 

memory.

 

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you cannot steal my memory.

 

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this picture is offered in the memory of raymond joseph geraghty.

 

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my father.

 

you made me who i am.

 

you are with me every day.

 

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Taken on May 30, 2012