Scaffolding to build anew

Memories of my childhood and home renovation are consistently interwoven. Repair and degradation, care and regeneration, are threads that I would love to draw out. In this photo, taken this past summer, Dad was showing me the repairs that he had done on the roof and the scaffolding that he had put together in order to do the work safely — not being quite as daring or nimble as in his younger days. You can just see Mom peeking out over the back stair railing to see how we were doing.

[Nikon F2, Fuji 35mm]

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