Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I'm home removing a collapsing ceiling and redoing the 2nd floor of my moms home.
We just finished going thru 10 decades worth of stuff and found some pretty amazing finds, old records, pictures i've never seen of my great/great great grandparents, old poetry and drawings by my brother and i, and LOADS of dust. Cough Cough. Above is such a find! The gent on the bottom right is my great grandfather Carr on my mothers side. My Papa was going to name my middle name after his but in France it doesn't show up as a Catholic name, so i got stuck with Gabriel. The crazy thing is that i look a lot like my great grand father, eyes & ears, and something cool about this photo is that from what we think, its a picture taken after their baptism and the scrolls in their hands is the certificate.
This picture has been on my grandmothers piano downstairs since we found it and today i just sat down at the piano and started writing a song while looking at it. It's funny the things that will inspire you, and today a piece of my heritage has touched me. The song in progress is called "Giving Shoulders" and its a piano song in the vein of the era i believe with a tip of the hat to Gershwin/brazil/and my grandma Mary Lou Carr. I hope it will be a GV song in the near future, we already have one called Mary Lou! hehehe..