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        When I was a kid, I went to a small school called Bastion Elementary. On May long weekend, while we were in BC, I decided to get Jensen out of the house for a bit and we ended up down the road from my parents at Bastion.

        The forest.

        This place is the home of a lot of good memories. My Trolls and My Little Ponies spent ample time playing house in the roots of those big cedars. Recess was full of races to see who could get the whatever was the coolest thing at the time, the swings were always a hot ticket item and usually won by the grade 7’s. I hadn’t been to this forest in many, many years….a flood of images from my past sprang to the surface and it came to a point where I just had to sit and soak in all the innocence of childhood that I could. I sat there watching Jensen climb the same trees I did, playing on the same jungle gym (There is a shot of Jensen playing on jungle gym that was built the year I graduated grade 7), and just watch him and wondered if he was making those same memories. I hope anyways….

        I’m going to admit, I was a bit emotional seeing Jensen running around in the forest that I used to frequent as a child. I told him that mommy used to play there when she was a little girl and ever since that day he’s been telling people that he is going to go to “mommy’s school” when he gets big…I wish, buddy…I wish.

        Camera’s used: Leica M3 & Mamiya 645 Pro TL | scanned by Caribou Film Lab

        Film used: Fuji 400H & Portra 400 (a few images changed to monochrome

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