June 4, 2009
My mom and I had a habit of liking the same things. I liked her oil lamps, so she sent me some of my own; she liked my water bottle, so I gave her one for Christmas. Hers is green and smaller than mine (I actually chose this camera angle because it makes my water bottle look smaller and more like my mom’s).
My mom was always funny about us having the same things, especially if I had been the one to find the item first. She would say, “Are you sure it won’t bug you if your mother has the same (purse, shoes, water bottle, etc) as you?” I never minded a bit, and in fact, I always really liked it. It was just another way we were connected. We shared a lot of similar tastes and I’m guessing such items will come up again in this series.
June 4, 2015
This water bottle is gone, but I have had several others just like it in different colors. As for the idea of us both liking and owning similar things, that did indeed come up many, many other times in my Mom-Minder series. I still enjoy using many of these items in my daily life because I know my mom enjoyed using them too.
I completed this photo project from May 2009 to May 2010. Six years later, I'm reposting the series with additional thoughts. Here's what I wrote about it when I started.