Friday Photo 29: Happy Birthday Dad
This dusty bottle of 1984 Meerlust Merlot is the gift I bought to give to my father on his 50th birthday. That was exactly 19 years ago. Today he would be celebrating his 69th birthday.
My dad loved red wine. He introduced me to its’ subtle pleasures and we shared his Bacchanalian passion freely and often on long Sunday afternoon visits. It’s a love I still have.
In my rush to get to his 50th birthday celebrations, I inadvertently forgot my gift for him at home. Three short weeks later he was killed in a motorcar accident. I never got the chance to get this bottle to him. It’s been in my wine rack ever since.
I doubt I’ll ever drink it.
“Dusty Wine Bottle” (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2010
Original Capture: 20/06/2010, 20:45 – Johannesburg, South Africa
Canon EOS 350D | f/4 | 1/3 sec | ISO-400 | 25mm | No flash