December 21, 2006

 constant low-grade headaches for about a week

when ray and i were in washington dc in november, we saw a lovely young couple having their christmas photo taken on the lawn in front of the us capitol building. the guy was holding the word "peace", his girlfriend was holding the word "earth", and their dog, who sat between them, was wearing the word "on" around his neck like a collar. a friend of theirs was taking their photo.

we loved this sight, and *we* took a photo of *them* being photographed, and laughingly told the couple that we'd use *our* photo of them as *our own* christmas card. of course, what with TIAs and all we never got around to it, but the photo is below.

happy holidays, everyone. peace on earth.

Posted by xta at December 21, 2006 11:00 PM | TrackBack

That is a such a sweet idea - and a very happy holiday to you!

Posted by: pinky at December 23, 2006 1:20 PM

For some reason that picture seems unspeakably sad. I guess because the people in it seem so timeless... this picture looks like it could just as easily have been taken in the 1960s. But also the layout-- the tiny people and their tiny signs, trying to make a tiny memento of their statement; all the while surrounded by a massive, hulking edifice that connotes business as usual.

It's a great picture though.

Posted by: m at December 23, 2006 1:36 PM

I am totally stealing this idea for next year.

Posted by: Sarah at December 24, 2006 12:49 PM

I kept waiting for the part of the story where you'd write "and then the security guards chased us off."

I'm glad they didn't. Not that I would have been basing everything on cynicism. Some years ago I had a guard ask "hey, what's up?" while I was posing for a photo outside a government building. But maybe I looked a little suspicious.

Posted by: Phil at December 25, 2006 12:27 AM

Happy New Year Christa! May all your headaches be bygones.

Posted by: erthsister at December 29, 2006 7:10 PM
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