Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday, over on Travel With Intent, this week is ‘Old’.
I instantly thought of my vast old coin collection, which is photographed below:
I do have more coins in my collection, although it isn’t as vast as I made out. These are the oldest coins I have, which, all things considered, aren’t really that old at all. The photo I’m using for this week’s entry is the first one, which I’ve attempted to make look a little older using my Photoshop Elements program. I used the penny featuring King Edward VII, which is in the top left of these two photos of four coins.
It dates from 1903, which is 114 years ago.
I love links to the past, and always wonder the things these coins have come across or witnessed over the years. I think the same with old buildings and trees, and like to imagine them somehow recording events as and when they happen, so that we can un-tap their secrets with some future technology. I’ll be here in another life then, and hopefully will be at the forefront of this cutting edge technological research. I’d like to say we’ll see, but we won’t. We won’t know. Not now, but we may know more about our past lives then. Probably.
It’s funny, time. Isn’t it?
I’m always complaining I don’t have enough of it, objects from the past make me think of the future, as well as events of the past… so thinking about it, I really do have all the time in the world. I just have to think differently about it.
Incidentally, lighthouses seem to be featuring prominently this weekend, I featured one in my painting yesterday, there’s one on the reverse (or tails) side of the 1939 penny (this was actually introduced on the 1937 penny, but has been featured on earlier Queen Victoria pennies as well), and another lighthouse will be featured in the painting I’ll be posting shortly. Obviously, I knew of the two paintings, but not the lighthouse on the coin.
It’s good when things link together.
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