Thursday, January 13, 2011

the tie that binds

We laugh in my family.  A lot.  We have our share of tears too, but the strongest thing about my family is the ability to laugh at ourselves.  It is the tie that binds us all together.  There is no one thing that makes us laugh...just a general sense of humor that enables us to laugh at most anything.

So today, in honor of my sisters and mom, I share these images.  There will be more to come...this is a story that has no ending for us....

This first image is me playing nurse clown at work in Alaska...I have always been the family clown, so this was a fitting costume for me:

nurse bozo

The next image is a photo of my sisters and me taken years ago at a family reunion.  A friend of mine who is a graphics artist played with it and sent this one to me:
the alien sisters
The next photo is of my youngest sister, Dooj.  She is a beautiful woman, and prides herself on being photogenic.  She had just climbed out of the hot tub at my sister Vix's house and when she saw me with the camera, she gave me a big beautiful smile.  She had no idea what I was seeing from my side of the camera:

dooj the stooj
This last photo was taken at a barbecue at Vix's.  I believe it was Mother's Day, and we were all posing for photos with our mom.  It got around to my turn, and mom decided to add a little something extra to the photo with me:

mom flips me off
A family that plays together, stays together.  The ability to laugh at ourselves makes us stronger, and has the power to heal many wounds. 

And so we laugh......
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