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26 March 2022

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 441st in our series of Saturday matinees today: Tea Time at Bettys Cafe.

With all the horrible images flooding us over the past few weeks, we almost feel like apologizing for the state of the world. But photography has never shied away from the truth and so you have it.

Still, when we ran across this pleasant slide show by Rebecca Budd, we realized the civilized part of our nature has not been entirely abandoned either. It was a welcome respite. And so, in the midst of war and atrocity, we decided to share it with you.

Budd, who hails from Vancouver, is a story teller, in short. She explains:

I was given the title, Clanmother, September 2008, when I was travelling the Scottish Highlands with an audacious collection of young people who came from all over the world to join an expedition to the misty Isle of Skye. I was the oldest woman on the tour so the title was appropriate. What was more surprising was that I liked the label -- it was catchy, spirited and encompassed the next stage in my life. It was my turn to grow old. I stood at Glencoe, breathing the chilled air, memorizing, for future recall, the rugged terrain covered with proverbial heather. There was certainty in my thoughts. This was going to be my most profound and daring adventure.

I want to share this journey with other, like-minded individuals -- young, old, or in-between. It is an exploration that will take many turns as life advances. Many say that wisdom comes from the aging process. I am not ready to accept that premise as I have learned from children. What I do know, is that connection is the greatest gift of all. Clanmother is about a backward look forward!

So tea is just an introduction to the several productions Budd has gifted us. And we think it is a nice place to start.

Because if the world needs anything at the moment, it is obviously in need of a clanmother.

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