My mother looked out of this window as a little girl, pressing her nose against the glass and daydreaming about the future. Now, I gaze up at the window as her grown daughter, imagining her past. Looking at this window, I can feel the passage of time. I can feel the weight of time moving slowly backward and then rushing forward.
I discovered that my mother lived in this old house as a child. Other people and families surely moved in and out of the house over the years, making changes. But, her window remained unchanged.
I wonder what things she saw as she looked out into her neighborhood. I wonder what things she thought about. I wonder if she had big dreams for her life. I wonder if she dreamed about getting married and the children she would have one day, imagining her life with me long before I ever existed.
She would never have imagined the hardships and physical challenges she would face in life. I hope she imagined some of the happiness and joys that her life would hold. I like to think that some of her childhood dreams came true. She loved to smile and sing and laugh. I know she loved me and my brother with all of her heart because she showed us and told us so. I believe she knew she was loved by us.
Time flies. So, grab every window of opportunity to experience the world and to spend time with the people you love!
Happy Sunday to you all!
*posted in response to the daily post prompt://Window
Lunar Haiku (Aperture)
Passage of light through darkness
Fullness of the moon
*posted for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Aperture
Seeing my brother pull into my driveway with Pal in the passenger seat is one of my favorite sights. My brother is my best friend and Pal is my best pup, so I always look forward to seeing them.
Today, I rushed to get my camera phone when I saw Pal peeping out the window. He seems so interested in the surrounding view. I wonder what he is thinking.
My brother is strong and smart. Here, he seems to be in deep thought. I wonder what he is thinking.
I believe I managed to capture many kinds of reflection in this picture! What do you think?
(For Lucile’s Photo Rehab Clinic, I took this picture with my i phone 5s and edited with the camera+ app. Edits included use of the portrait scene to adjust lighting, increasing contrast, straightening the shot, free form cropping and adding black framing.)