Saturday, September 19, 2009

21st Century Family Photo

My parents live 2,600 miles away, but they see their granddaughter regularly via Skype video call. For no particular reason, I took a screenshot of a recent call. My daughter was holding up a doll to the camera. My dad, on the other side of the country, was pretending to grab it.

Looking at the image afterward, I thought it captured something about our time. It was the visual version of “reach out and touch someone,” and the connection itself was part of the picture.

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