This photo was taken a good number of years ago
in my pre-illness days. Although to be honest
I don't exactly look that healthy — I had just
finished up finals at school and my brain was
totally fried. And I definitely needed a haircut.

Nevertheless I was happy. Happy to have another
quarter of school under my belt. Happy to be with
Julie. Happy that Christmas was coming up and
that I was having a good dinner — even if it was
just at Denny's.

Happy to be happy.

The photo was taken with my old OM-1. I guessed
at the focus and handed it to Julie, who took
the picture. She didn't notice the lens flare.

(My thanks to Allan and Pam for the
idea for this post — old photos,
old cameras.)