Discard pile by mcsiegle

Discard pile

A second response to this challenge that my get pushed partner Liana @kiwinanna gave me:

“I found a quote from Ansel Adams recently in a blog https://www.citiesatdawn.com/blog/ by Anthony Epes.

"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” Ansel Adams

Anthony wrote: "Any light that is doing something and has some sense of expression. How can you tell that? Easy! If you look at it and it makes you feel something, then that’s interesting light! " My challenge to you is to capture some light that makes us all feel something.”

In the other photo I posted for this challenge I used my old hand puppet, Jimmy, and mentioned my stuffed tiger, Tigerface. He can be seen in this image, along with Tina my ballerina doll, and Dan's Wicket the Ewok which, for a time, was his constant companion. (Actually here you see two identical stuffed Ewoks -- the second one, a bit newer and less matted looking, Dan called "Sto."

Also in the mix is one of two original "Beloved Belindy" rag dolls that had belonged to my mother and her sister. They survived to be passed down to my sister and me along with the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls. If you've never read Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann books you might not know that Beloved Belindy is one of the characters -- a stereotypical 'mammy' with apron and kerchief on her head. This one is missing a leg and so we took her apron etc and put it on the other, which my sister now has, so that one of the two potentially collectible dolls had the complete original costume. I couldn't bear to see this one discarded though, even though I don't sew and am not likely to make her another leg.

You'll see that the dinosaurs also helped me with this photo session, though it caused a bit of a panic attack in a couple of them who ended up buried beneath others. It was a bit too realistic for them when I carried the box out back and placed it beside the trash can (not visible in this shot). I added a packet of prints and negatives from past years. Other wider shots showed more of that, including a picture of little Dan on his dad's shoulders, sucking his thumb. I suppose a bit heavy on the pathos...
@kiwinanna Another offering at the last minute of the week here (a day late, I suppose, where you are.
February 19th, 2018  
Oh wow - that story and this photo has made me experience many different feelings. Sad, happy and a bit apprehensive when I read the Discard sign. I'm so pleased the dinosaurs were rescued though it must have been scary for them. Well done on this emotional response.
February 19th, 2018  
A wonderful story and very heartfelt. Glad to see the dinosaurs survive and flourish. 😃
February 19th, 2018  
If you hadn't posted this I might have never ever remembered the beloved Belindy doll. But I do remember seeing it when I was a child! Terrific photo of bygone toys
February 19th, 2018  
I had a flat doll too... "funny doll" since she slept on one side and was awake on the other.
February 19th, 2018  
A great emotional response to the challenge - and so realistic when I read the story.
Well done.
February 20th, 2018  
Most poignant image and story.
February 21st, 2018  
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