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Thursday, 22 December 2011


The presents have been wrapped...

decorations hung with care
the gingerbread house has been made...

we seem to be ready...
The past week has be already filled
with the hustle and bustle of the season

there has been a Christmas dinner with family
and an evening with special friends...

there has been shopping
present exchanges
there has been life
and death
and too much wine

tis the season;
as they say...

and the big show has yet to arrive...

truth is
it's late right now
and I should be in bed
but this week needed a voice
even if it is a little one

Tomorrow is a big day...
It is a day of celebrating Alice
I will be photographing
the days events
it is a service I offer
It may seem strange, but memorials are a great place to capture the realness in people
people are changed by grief...softened
and a memorial is the next thing to a wedding
that can bring together so much family in one place.
It will be an honour.

The evening will bring a gathering of another kind
some of who will meet for the first time 
around the flame
we will gather to release
we will gather to unite
we with gather to make room
for what is to come
And then
when the work is finished
when the last client leaves
I will share with you what this season means to me
this season of 



and Peace

Love and Light


  1. I've always thought it would be a beautiful treasure to have photos from memorials. It's hard for a family member to want to do that so it's sweet that you will be there capturing the moments.

    Wishing you a beautiful and meaningful Christmas!
    P.S. Your photos are stunning!

  2. (((hugs))) to you as you celebrate Alice tomorrow.
    Thinking of you.
    I so get what you are saying.. my first memorial capture was my friend, Noelle's memorial service. Her family asked me to document the day for's such an incredible honor.



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