double exposure; downey, ca., ca. 1978 double exposure: (n.) the repeated exposure of a photographic plate or film to light, often producing ghost images. Oxford Languages Taken in our living room in Downey, from her archive of photos, chronologically ordered and in shoeboxes in my closet, the photo shows two angles from the same point … Continue reading double exposure – a reflection for march 16th.
christmas, downey, california, ca. For me the erasure began before she actually died. My inclination here is to write, “long before,” but that would be misleading, you see, because she had her first surgery when I was five and was dead before I turned nine. Three, four years, tops, is, in no way a long … Continue reading marty.
words on pages — the ghost in my machine.
martha young, library card, ca. 1978. She loved them and had many in the house. Those in addition to the stacks we’d have checked out from the Downey City Library every week. I remember always being curious about the books she read, even before her passing. As a little kid she’d often find me with them, … Continue reading words on pages — the ghost in my machine.