Photo Essay


Van Gogh?

I do not see my Mom very often. We live 1500 miles apart. I chose to put distance between my family and myself, for a myriad of reasons. Suffice it to say I needed to learn about healthy boundaries in my relationships.

The distance still remains, and now I long to gap between us, that I created so long ago.

My Mom just returned home, after a 10 day visit. We had our usual differences of opinion. On her last day, we made a trip to a new museum together, and something shifted in my mind over the three hours we spent there.

I experienced a paradigm shift of sorts. It is not her I can change, or even need to. I need to change myself, only then will our relationship grow.

These photos taken that day represent that shift in my mind. Things are not always what they seem. Sometimes it is good to reflect on things a moment, or two, or twenty five years.

Forgiveness was the order of the day.

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (18 Jul 2012):


  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   said (18 Jul 2012):

    Spectacular array! Wonderful essay about forgiveness. MY VOTE!

  • Juanita Ruffner

    Juanita Ruffner said (26 Jul 2012):

    Superb photos, reflections.

  • Juanita Ruffner

    Juanita Ruffner gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    Great story! Definitely me vote too. I sooo connected on this!

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