Grandma's Apple

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© Katie Bushueff
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UploadedNovember 8, 2008
TakenOctober 4, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40
Exposure1/3 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length175 mm
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She is the most amazing person I've ever known. I could try to explain her, put words behind her personality, but it would be impossible. Grandma had a way of making things simple, making life seem like, no matter what happened, everything really would be alright. She made me wonder why stress even existed, why people fought. Why not just smile and enjoy what's around you.

In keeping with her spirit, I'll put it simply. She changed me, and I just hope that someday I can leave the same mark that she left on me. Because even when noone else cared, Grandma would.

This photo was taken about a week before she passed away. We brought her an apple from one of the trees on her farm, and somehow it seemed to bring back her spirit. It was like the apple of life. She kept it with her all day, all week, a simple token to remember a life well lived. That was how grandma was. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most important.

8 responses

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Excellent - a powerful image

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Yes - I agree, a very moving and powerful shot, especially with your story. This is a wonderful keepsake.

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (7 Nov 2008):

    i just got a lump in my throat. how beautiful. there's nothing like a grandmothers hands. my vote.

  • A F

    A F gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    I voted. nice capture

  • Katie Bushueff

    Katie Bushueff said (10 Nov 2008):

    thanks so much for the votes and comments!

  • Stacey Boon

    Stacey Boon gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    beautiful shot and very meaningful too

  • Darryl Montgomery

    Darryl Montgomery gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Wow. This is a wonderful photo and story. It brought back memories of how my grandma always made me feel. Great work!

  • Katie Jackson

    Katie Jackson gave props (26 May 2010):

    Too powerful. I also felt a little choked up.

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