Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Trouble with Assistants

"Mommy, why are you taking a picture of those mailboxes?"

"I think they look pretty from this angle."

"Don't you think it would be a better picture if you took it down here?"

"I like it right here."

"Don't you think it would be better if I was in the picture?"

"Not this one."

"What if I was just in a little of the picture?"

"Next time."

"How about if I just barely touch one of the mailboxes? Won't that add something interesting to your picture? Then your picture won't be so boring, Mommy. Instead it will be a picture of the amazing spoooooooooky hand that came from the sky and covered the whole town! You'll see. Let me help you."

Sigh.

Everyone is an art director.

15 comments:

Judy Williams said...

I'm chuckling at your story. I can just hear her. I'll be waiting for that spooky hand!! Maybe for a Halloween shot.

Mister Earl said...

I see the hand! I see the spooky hand! And I see all the
LITTLE BOXES

Hey Laurie,

Word is that there are two finalists for Police Chief. One is the best qualified. The other one is Joe Payne, with whom Sifuentes cut a deal. Word is that Payne will get it. Let's get ready to ROCK THIS TOWN!

Sharon said...

I am smiling!

Bellis said...

She's right - that spooky hand makes the shot. Great art direction!

Julie Hill said...

What a great little tale, thanks for sharing Laurie. And with or with the lil' one's hand...great shot!

altadenahiker said...

Hah! And they would never put that kind of craftsmanship into mailboxes these days.

Michael Coppess said...

Everyone needs a hand. And I like the mail boxes. Our P.O. here in East Pas just moved to an all new location. We used to have the old intricate design, but now have the lifeless flat boxes.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Everybodys an artist.

I marvel at the old craftsmanship of these mailboxes. Reminds me of the old library catalogue drawers

-K- said...

I'm sorry I didn't have time to read the story but I just couldn't take my eyes off that amazingly spooky hand!

Kat said...

Oddly, that reminds me of my husband! More than once just when I click on a shot-- as a joke he'll jump up and "peek" into the corner of my picture. One of these days I'll post one... just to teach him a lesson!

Judy Williams said...

I'm an idiot. I JUST SAW THE HAND!!! Ok, I'm going to go into a corner and flog myself for missing the obvious.

Virginia said...

Oh I love me some Raine. She might have a point you know, but on the other hand .......I love , love this one.
V

Laurie said...

Thanks, guys!

Mister Earl said...

Look at Petrea's blog for August 8. There's another spooky hand.

TheChieftess said...

Love the spooky hand...and the blue accents on the beautiful mailboxes!!!