7.29 two boys asleep in the back during a prayer service
I have a Vistaquest 1015 keychain camera.
I got it years ago off of Flickr for 40 dollars from a professor somewhere in the Midwest. It was always with me, either in my pocket or dangling from my ring finger. I don’t even know how many photographs I’ve taken with it, thousands probably.
It’s a mess to work with. The button sticks, to see anything on the tiny screen I have to press my nail against the surface–I have to take the AAA battery in and out between shots. But I loved it.
It’s been months since I’ve used it.
I snapped a photograph recently just to see if it still worked. It’s gone through a lot-dropped into the sand at VA beach, into mud at Niagara Falls, almost trampled on too many times to count, forgotten and lost and then found.
“I’m a ghost.”
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