Tuesday, July 03, 2012
When I was 17 years old I traveled to Las Cruces, NM to visit my best friend, Marilyn. She was a student at NM State. While there I spotted this poster for sale at the campus book store and purchased it. It has hung in every home I lived in from 1974 to about 2000.
Andrew grew up seeing this poster and he always loved it. When he moved into his first home in about 2000 or possibly 2001 he asked if he could have it. I hated to part with it but I knew how much he admired it so I gave in.
As is expected with someone young, he moved several times and somewhere along the way the poster disappeared. I thought little about it until about two years ago when it crossed my mind. Myself and a dear coworker, Nikki Avery, spent an entire afternoon trying to locate it on the internet with no luck. I had given up and to be very honest, had begun to forget what it even looked like.
Then on June 11th, my birthday, I was at work and on my lunch break when I decided to relax in the employee lounge for a while and spend some time on the computer. I happened to log into Pinterest and there it was. I was feeling pretty low that day up until that moment and in that moment I felt like I had been given a very special birthday present.
Rather than search this lead for another poster, which I really don't have room for I printed of an 8x10 copy of this print and hung it in my bedroom where I can see it when I first wake up in the morning. Can you think of a better way to start the day? I can't.