Portraiture


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Photograph by ©Omar Upegui R.

Photograph taken several years ago when “The Twisters” were much younger—and so was my wife and Yours Truly.

From left to right; Alcibiades, my wife Aura, Abdiel, and Carol.  Alcibiades is my wife’s nephew and the kids are his children.  Both kids are now teenagers.  How fast time flies!  Only yesterday they were sitting on our laps.

Good Day!

4 thoughts on “Portraiture”

  1. Hola Omar,
    Family. Nothing is better.
    Nena and I have a favorite niece, you met her once. I have known her since she was 27 months old and she is the daughter that we never had. She is as much family as our two sons even though she thousands of miles away and we only get to visit once a year. Her daughter is now an adult and working on her own. Time does indeed march on.
    Saludos a todos.

    1. Hola Jim and Nena:

      Yes, I remember her. She was the one that delivered the book that you generously gave me at a supermarket in Panama.

      Time is a dimension difficult to understand. Even Albert Einstein had difficulty in discovering its characteristics. What is time? When did it start? Will it ever end? Is time related to speed in which you move in time?

      One irrefutable characteristic of time, is that is seems to speed up as you grow older. It was only yesterday when I was a young man working for Texaco. Now, I’m about to celebrate birthday 70. Can you imagine—7 decades? Absolutely amazing.

      Muchos saludos Jim y Nena,

  2. It’s a wonderful portrait, and I’m so interested in how Alcibaides got his name. It’s an unusual one — were his parents interested in ancient Greek history? Or is it a more common name there?

    1. Thank you for your words of praise for the photograph. It is several years old, found it while looking for another picture. . It noticed that all the subject looked so young in the picture. It clearly depicts that once we were young. And like a magic wand, time fell like a heavy rock upon us.

      I assume that their parects picked the name from Alcibiades, the preferred student of Socrates in ancient Greece. Plato wrote generously about this characters in his books. I’m only speculating. I’ll ask my wife about it. She should know.

      Here in Panama, the name is relatively abundant. The family calls him “Chivalito“. He has been with us, since he was ten. And now, he has four kids of his own. Yep, my dear Linda, time moves fast!

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