From the December 2017 magazine.

Picture perfect

In February 2013, I was blindsided when a close friend, Tall Bill, died of a heart attack six weeks short of his 45th birthday. As the small community of Wrightwood came together to honor Tall Bill’s life, I rummaged through our photo albums, gathering images to create posters to be displayed during his memorial service.

At one point, my wife held out a photograph to me and said, “Here’s one where y’all are clearly drunk.” I learned then and there that she was totally unaware that I was mind-altered in nine out of 10 photographs taken during the first 18 years of our marriage.

-- Ed L.

Wrightwood, California, USA

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