Sunday, September 15, 2013
Woman with Caged Bird 1993
It was a hard time for my husband and me. Most of the images I did that year reflected our struggle as we tried our best to be good parents. We worked hard at it, but so often were overwhelmed. Today, with 26 and 23 year old daughters, I look back at those years and wish I had them to do all over again. This time around I would rejoice at the fact that we had our girls close to us, day in day out. I would know that a three year old's constant tantruming wasn't an indication of how she would be for the rest of her life, but rather just a hint of the spirited and gifted woman that she is today. Instead of feeling caged and powerless, I would live in the moment and delight at the power and strength of these two unfolding and forming human beings.