Our vacation with family to the wintry city of Copenhagen has sent me into the Time Tunnel again, where you and your cousins appear in a giggling time-lapse photography sequence.
I will explain. In 2019, when the whole family was in Portland to help me send Great Grandma Billie’s and Great Grandpa Lowell’s ashes on their way to the sea, I took this picture of you and Cousin Kestrel. You were 5 and Kes was 7.
In spite of being two years older, Kes is smaller because her parents are smaller than yours. Measuring you two against each other was not making sense. Was there a more fixed point I could use to measure your growth?
I started looking. I found Kes posing with one of the deer statues downtown in 2017.
And again in 2022.
I found little Liza sitting on the Panther at Hartnell College in 2018,
and again in 2022.
This was making more sense, though I still felt like my life was stampeding in front of my eyes.
To put a satisfactory end to this mental exercise, I will show you this portrait of Girl Power from The Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, with you both posing with Athena.
Next time we all get together in Copenhagen, I will take another picture of you two, right there.
Just to keep track.