Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Now I Am A Getty Girl

     PHOTO BY FRED J. FIELD/OCTOBER 25, 2002/PORTLAND, MAINE

MANAGING THE HOMELESS PROBLEM IN MAINE

I checked my list of images on Google, again. I do that on a fairly regular basis. It's fun (and
sometimes enlightening) to see what the Big "G" picks up that is associated with my name.

Today, I got a big surprise.

There, amidst the standard stock of Ruthie photos, is a new addition. The picture is one that
I forgot about. But when I saw it again...all the memories came rushing back.

The image is a picture of me from fourteen years ago. I had just turned 47 years old and I was
a really rebellious little spitfire back then. The photographer, Fred Field, zeroed right in on
me when I asked a very loaded, pertinent question in a packed room.

And it is obvious from the expression on my face that I meant business.

Now, after a number of years...Getty has decided to claim ownership of it. And I am shocked.

Not everybody goes Getty. But I did.

And of all of the photos that they could have picked...they chose this one. It is the pure essence
of who I still am inside. Yes, I am.

Am I smiling right now?

Yes. I. am.

Isn't that $575.00 license rights tab a hoot?

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