On December 23, the WordPress Photo Challenge called for submissions illustrating the concept “Between.” Due to the bustle of Christmas and houseguests, I fell behind in my participation but am actually glad I did! While reminiscing with my kids and looking through family photos, I remembered a picture worthy of a belated entry:
At first glance, you see a young man in the iconic garb of a single day, between the Ivory Tower of his past, and the Office Tower in his future.
Studying the photo more closely, you realize he’s crouched by a wall plaque, the source of his bittersweet facial expression, caught between happy and sad. “Persevere with Love and a Smile,” it reads, in memory of his friend and classmate who died tragically last winter.
When i took this picture, I thought of a family who lost an enormous part of their future when their son left this world. How radically life can change between February and June!
Something to bear in mind as we enter a new year.
Until next time….