Carol Summer | The Sun Magazine

Carol Summer

Carol Summer lives in Van Nuys, California, where she’s the publisher and editor of Creative Age Publications.

— From July 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Family Portraits

I am mesmerized by the photograph of my father, staring at me from solemn dark eyes just like mine. He is dressed splendidly in a striped suit and white shoes; I cannot tell the colors of anything else because the faded sepia tones of the photograph reflect only subdued lights and darks. A dandy, my father was, with a handkerchief in his pocket and a flower in his lapel, his dark hair perfectly parted on the side. There is an anger in the way he stands, and a shyness; the look on his face is sullen and inviting.

July 1987
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