This week’s BlogThis Challenge is
Photograph anything old. People, your old teddy, buildings, antique nick-nacks, books whatever you like – what you think about it, if it does or doesn’t inspire you – what makes it interesting or special?
And here’s my photograph:
I got him when I was just a year old and he is still around today when I’m almost 26. Unfortunately, he is currently not with me and this picture was taken when I visited Bombay earlier this year after a span of 4 years. The only reason I didn’t get him with me was because he wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. Both times.
I sometimes think that he is a sign that I was meant to settle down in Australia. He represents my love for Australia. Getting a koala at age 1 inspired me subconsciously to come to Australia. And make it home.
I know he is missing an eye. I can’t remember how he lost it. But I do remember being upset. We had stuck it on with superglue. But apparently, superglue isn’t that super either! Who would have thought?
I realise I never really gave him a name. At least not one I can remember. But I did have him in bed with me for years. I would talk to him (more so during the pre-Gilly days) when things got difficult and when I was stressed. He has seen my tears, my happiness, my anger.
And he’s patiently been through it all.
I do miss him and wish he was here with me to share Sydney.
If you want to check out other blogger’s old photographs, please look here for more.
Until next time,