Looking at a picture of people looking at a picture

Mum, you were beautifulAnother variation on a theme for Ab; Celie’s beauty.  In some ways she doesn’t seem to age all through the years of his cartooning, it’s as if he captured her forever as the princess he first courted.

But there’s another note here too.  Notice Larry, Celie and Ab’s autistic son.  He’s stood to one side.  To my mind he’s in deep, maybe sad, contemplation of a different photograph.  I wonder what Larry’s photo is?  Is he looking at himself, perhaps?  Is it one of the many snaps they took of wet holidays in Clacton-on-Sea?

Our past present in our present.


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