A Moment in Time
.....and in retrospect many many years later on, a hint of the beginnings of a 'food-lover' can surely be traced back to that once-upon concentrated gaze!
During the seventies, film cameras were still not that common among ordinary-folk and not many families owned their own cameras. Photos of my childhood were usually taken by professional photographers or family-friends either at their photo-salons or requested by my parents to come to our home and capture those special celebrations. Such childhood photos are few in number and thus more precious, especially as the years go by.
Looking back at this nostalgic photo, there is a little tug at the heart as I try to remember that little 4-year old girl all decked up with hair nicely parted and combed down, staring down into this huge two-tiered cake having just blown off her candles...... an obedient little girl just waiting for the darned photographer to finish his shot and mummy to come and slice the cake quickly.
To all parents reading this, I probably don't need to tell you that there are never enough photographs of your little ones as they travel through life's journey. Yes, they may complain now and then whenever they see you bring out the camera to take a snap of them... but, years from now, when the moment has passed never to return, they will thank you for capturing a fragile memory of a precious moment!