The holidays are officially over. Tomorrow — Monday, January 6th — we return to “real time” but the past two weeks have been that special time of the year when things seem to slow down and focus draws inward to home and hearth. For me this passing holiday time has been especially memorable, a time to share the joy of my cousins and, in particular, a special woman — cousin Bunny — who can be seen greeting her great grandson Winston.
Consider, for a moment, the generational spread that is captured in this picture. Winston is just ten weeks old. Bunny is 93 years old. If Winston lives to be as old as Bunny the year will be 2106. Any 93 year old person who gazed upon Bunny when she was Winston’s age would have been born in 1827!
Let’s come at it from another perspective. When Winston was born in 2013 the president of the U.S. was Barack Obama. When Bunny was born in 1920 the president was Woodrow Wilson. And for our imagined 93 year old who gazed upon the newborn Bunny in 1920 the president in 1827 was John Quincy Adams! ❧