Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One of Life's Crystal Moments



My dear friend D has had many health challenges in the last few years: heart trouble, multiple cancers and other medical issues resulting from the treatments she had to undergo.

I was thrilled for her when one of her paintings was selected by the city for exhibition in the City Hall. And hung on its very own wall there.

And yesterday, I took this picture of her peeking at her painting.

I just love it.

14 comments:

  1. What a magical, precious moment to capture. It is a beautiful picture of a beautiful and courageous woman.

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  2. Her painting looks interesting, can we have a close-up? Your pic is brilliant, it's a work of art in itself. The composition is amazing. Good that your friend is creating something so positive despite the health problems she's coping with.

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  3. love the peek of her taking a peek - a story all its own

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  4. Nice one WWW.... I love the angle and various walls that lead to the actual painting...

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  5. Wonderful photograph, WWW. It's professional standard in composition and execution - no doubt about it! You ought to submit it....somewhere - some competition.

    I'm so pleased for your friend, too.

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  6. That is a fine, fine shot. What a story it tells.

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  7. @Hull:
    Thank you, she is a beautiful darling friend.
    @Nick:
    I was going to, after your comment and then I had a second thought that it would take something away from the original shot so I'm going to 'let it be'.
    @Pauline:
    Yes, of strength and courage and fear too and most importantly of what we leave behind, I think.
    @Nevin:
    Thank you, yes that what I was trying to achieve.
    @T:
    I may just do that, I didn't expect it to be quite this powerful and evocative and sad. I keep getting 'sad'.
    @Anyjazz:
    Coming from artistic you, that is a wonderful compliment. Thank you!
    @Tina:
    Thank you!
    XO
    WWW

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  8. what a wonderful subject and a beautiful picture. HAve you shown it to her yet?

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  9. That's very nice, WWW. How very appropriate!

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  10. A picture within a picture. I like the lines. Somehow I don't think we have heard the end of this tale yet>

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  11. @Conor:
    Yes, I sent her a copy and she does read my blog and was delighted.
    @GSW:
    Thank you, she is so talented but very shy about it.
    @GM:
    It was just a moment but moments last forever, if we dare....
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Just thinking of that in times of 'superlatives-inflation', a superlative is not much worth.
    So, please take less for more, WWW. :)
    Good photo. Chapeau.

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