Saturday, 27 March 2010
i got mum to bring over her album of old pictures this afternoon and as it turns out, not all the pictures are so old. that androgynous little kid wearing turquoise in the front is me! i had not long turned three, thats my brother behind me in the red shoes and mum holding him. dad is the skeletal geezer in the back, mum's parents are on your left of mum and dad and the rest are my aunts, uncles and cousins on mum's side.
in my very first memory of myself i was wearing this suit. it's a strange memory of wearing the clothes, falling and hurting my mouth and then of lights that i would recognise now as a dentist's light.
on checking, i found that mum doesn't remember what i wore on the day i hurt my mouth but she could tell me that it happened before my brother was born and that i did have the suit in the days when i was still an only child. she also tells me that they rushed away from the friend's house where i fell because it was late in the day and all the dentists would soon be closed.
of course i forgot to ask whether i suffered any real damage that day but i'm guessing not because i don't have any recollection of stories relating to a significant injury.