WHOA. flashback to college, when i had the pleasure of getting to know the flesh-and-blood young woman this little girl had become. i can only imagine what it is like to be in your late 20s/early 30s, and still be captured in this iconic print. (insert something about multiple selves, souls, the two VW golfs on the road earlier today.)
the end of the semester has gotten to me. i’ll form a coherent thought about that stuff at some point. anyhow, i love this photo.
Maureen Corrigan on Gail Godwin’s new novel, Flora:
“Children are like bombs that will one day go off.” That’s a line that Gail Godwin says also served as inspiration for her novel, Flora. Godwin wrote the line in one of her journals, which she started keeping at the age of 12. Godwin is still writing in her journals and drawing upon them to explore the more out-of-the-way reaches of women’s interior lives.
When I read that line about children as unexploded bombs, this iconic Sally Mann (my favorite photographer) popped immediately to mind, so I couldn’t not post it here.