Monday, March 9, 2009
Some days life is like this.
A woman called Ruth Jacobi shot this photo. Virtually no one has ever heard of her. When she died in 1995, she left no immediate survivors. She did however leave nearly 800 prints and 3000 negatives in storage in Mission Viejo, California which have recently been gaining some celebrity, mostly in Jacobi's native Germany. (She fled the Nazis in 1935 and lived for most of her remaining 60 years in Astoria, Queens, the wife of Doctor. As my Yiddishe grandmother would have said, 'you could do worse.')
My guess is that there are times we all feel like the window-washer in this photo. Nothing but thankless ahead of us, almost as far as the eye can see.
It's ok, you have to tell yourself. One window at a time and you'll get through this.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 6:00 PM