i spent the weekend in new jersey with my aunt, uncle, and brother. and along with fresh air and some really fine home-cooked meals my aunt sue (my mom's sister) provided me with these two photos of mother and father.
i'm so desperately in love with these pictures--you forget that your parents were once young and in love in that... particular way. your parents move mountains and sacrifice impossible things for you to have every opportunity and you, as their child, forget that there came a time before you.
it's nice to have the reminder.
(and find out that they were probably cooler than you).