flash light

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a look to my fther

Submitted: January 08, 2012

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A flash light.

I'm looking at my father through  photographic camera, the loose corner of his mouth moves, but he is not trying to smile. My finger hesitates before pressing the camera button, because I remember that we need a close shot of his face to be framed and hanged above the couch that he long lived on it, I imagine that a black cloth stripe on the up right corner of the frame would be exaggeration. I take a step closer to hem, my finger hesitates again before pressing the button, I'm standing and he is in his chair, the angle of the camera makes hem look petty, I set on one knee.

Thirty years ago we were eating watermelons and laughing when he said to mom: "do you know that this son of yours is dreaming that we all die so he can sell the land and buy clothes and shoes?" did he know that my strong denial was a proof that he was right? Oh that was a painful nakedness, the same dream comes to me from time to time until now, does he know? After thirty years, can he guess it?

My finger hesitates again, it is not fair to keep the brain stroke for eternity in a photo that condenses a complete life. I move two steps to the right so the lax right side of  his face disappears.  My finger hesitates, my mom's hand is adjusting his hair and collar, shall I frame the photo now or wait until he …… (flashlight).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shereef sameer

Ismailia

Egypt

Shereef.sameer@yahoo.com

 


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