Candid Collection by Katie Pertiet
Vintage Frames No. 19 by Katie Pertiet

Journaling: I’ve seen these pictures before, along with many others of Grammy, but looking at them recently I was struck by a sudden and brand new realization: I look like her. Why had I never seen it before? Was the resemblance there but I just didn’t see? Or have I changed over the years, morphing into the middle-aged Grammy in my own middle age? Is it that I only knew her as a white-haired old lady? It’s a little disconcerting, frankly, this sudden vision of myself in this woman so different in so many ways from me. But also reassuring: I’m connected in visible ways to another generation, and future generations will be connected to me in similar ways. Really, that’s kind of cool.