Sunday, February 22, 2009
I thought today would be sad. My friend's father lies dying and we went to NJ pay our respects today and show our support and love for these friends who my husband and I have known since we've been teenagers. But there was only love that we found. The father was asleep in a luxurious recliner in the living room, surrounded by family. A great-grandchild was the center of attention as she cooed softly from the hospital bed in the same room. The kitchen overflowed with even more family. Children drew quietly at the table, adults conversed, and I felt nothing but calm. After coming home, I went through my photo files and found pictures of happier times for this family, two summers ago when the father was feeling much better.
This is his granddaughter, Laura, who is holding her nephew Mason. Mason is the father's great-grandson.
And yes, Mental P Mama, I used the Orton effect. Some photographs just want me to do that to them.