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Serendipity

I didn’t expect the two photo assiginments I had on December 13, 2008 (Christmas tree hunt and a Civil War ceremony) to have something in common.

But when I downloaded my camera’s memory card, lo and behold, the final frame from the Christmas tree assignment matched – in content and meaning, i.e. the holding of hands – with the first frame of the Civil War assignment.

(Just a fluke, honest!)

At Ralph’s Christmas Tree Farm:

A couple holds hands as they begin their search for a Christmas tree at Ralph's Christmas Tree Farm in rural Spotsylvania County, Va.

A couple holds hands as they begin their search for a Christmas tree at Ralph’s Christmas Tree Farm in rural Spotsylvania County, Va.

And then at the stone wall on Sunken Road in Fredericksburg:

A young child, dressed in partial Civil War garb, holds onto a parent's hand as he walks along Sunken Road in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery prior to a re-enactment of the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

A young child, dressed in partial Civil War garb, holds onto a parent’s hand as he walks along Sunken Road in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery prior to a re-enactment of the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Bob Martin

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