For a very long time now, I have been looking for an old picture of me and Katie. Shot on the day we made our last movie together, I remember that it was a great take of the both of us. I was making a movie and spending the day with my dog (there is a certain smile of mine that comes with that), and she looked happy and content. I searched high and low, but I could not find it. Especially after Katie died, I tore this house apart looking for it. I knew in the back of my head that there was a missing memory card, but I couldn’t find it anywhere, so I finally gave up – assuming that it would either show up at some point down the line or that this picture had been erased from one of the memory cards I did have. One of these ideas was just confirmed.
About 20 minutes ago (accounting for some log in issues I was having), I found a memory card. I’ve been cleaning up the home office where my editing computer is, and under a stack of papers sat one little memory card. I gasped. Air literally passed through my opened mouth in a moment of complete surprise, and my eyes widened. I picked it up and looked at it, and it was a style of card I hadn’t seen in quite some time. After realizing that this might actually be the one, my eyes started to water. It’s just a picture, and not a particularly amazing one – but it meant alot to me. A heck of alot. This was the picture I mentioned in one of my blogs after she died, the one I wanted to originally use with my first post announcing her passing, and now I have it (along with a few others that have all been added to the Gallery). Don’t expect to be blown away by it’s photographic wonder – it’s just a picture of a guy and his dog. For me, though, it’s a picture of me and my best friend at our finest.
I sure miss the heck out of that mutt. 🙂