Madrid: Then and Now

Posted on
May 29, 2012
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Our most recent trip to Madrid was our first visit to the city in four years. The last time we were there – in 2008 – Rand and I were still engaged; I’d just been laid off, and idea of starting a blog hadn’t even entered my mind. I finally went through the photos I took from that trip, and starting thing about how much we – and the circumstances around us – had changed in that time.

Apparently, I used to be camera-shy.

No, like, really camera shy:

And my face looks much fuller then that it does now. It had that roundness of youth that slowly migrates out of your face and moves down to your ass as you get older.

And his beard was less gray …

And goodness, his hair.

And yet other things seem remarkably unchanged by time. Like our tendency to order multiple desserts. We had that even then.

Or the achieving of transcendence over a cup of gelato.


My inclination towards earrings the size of salad plates continues, even today.


And then there’s all this nonsense:

Which seems to show no signs of stopping.

Oh, well. I’m sure we’ll come to our senses of one these decades.

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