Why do these old pictures always seem so
depressing and poverty-stricken?
Little children appearing poor and ill-cared for.
My fingers itch to grab colored pencils and
sketch in pink cheeks and brightly colored shirts
and cheery smiles. Yet...
wait - those smiles are already there.
My sepia impression missed those
lovely innocent smiles.
"Look up" - it is already better!
(Written for Sepia Saturday 97, 10/13/11)