Old videos and some teenage attitude ;-)
My dad gave me copies he made onto a DVD of old home videos he took when I was a kid.
I was very camera-shy as a teen, a fact which I bitterly regret now. My dad had his work cut out for him getting any decent footage of me. And now those videos are like precious gold. I would love to have more, but I have only myself to blame.
He took one exclusively of me playing a sonata on the piano, either Mozart or Beethoven, I’m not sure which. I have absolutely no recollection of it but it is a long and intricate piece of music and I played it by heart. Must have been an exam piece. Sjoe. I was impressed. And it was interesting to see by pre-MS piano playing. Now I have something to bench-mark my current playing against.
I have heard it said that we never appreciate our youth while we have it. Pretty true. My body was so strong and healthy back then. There are all these shots of me prancing around all over the place. And I was quite buff, from all the athletics, I guess. Calves like I would pay good money to own now, lol. A bit heftier, too. Not so fragile and skinny-looking as now. Also, without the muffin-top, hehehe.
I was so taken with the whole thing that I took a couple of photo’s of the video straight off the tv. (I do not have the converting equipment to do a proper job on the computer, so I thought I’d do a couple of DIY stills to share on my blog).
Here I was all of 17. A split second of footage before I hid my face away. So silly. (BTW, that is not my middle finger,lol)
Here we were on holiday and I had my nose in a book, as always. But just look at the sulky teenage face, lol.
Home movies are so important. These are over 12 yrs old. We can’t remember detail like this. I remember now how I’d always wear my hair in a french plait and cut-off denim shorts.
Feeding the seagulls chips at the wharf.
With my mom and sister.
Contemplating something in the water, obviously 🙂
What wonderful memories. I got quite emotional watching the videos. I think I must say a huge thank you to my dad for taking them, especially since I was being so unco-operative,