Highly emotional & beautiful film photography.
Minolta SRT202, MC Rokkor-X 50mm
January 18, 2013
The bells and baby shoes were hanging on tree branches with other toys and wind chimes in the baby portion of the cemetery. I lingered there awhile taking pictures being especially respectful of this precious space and in some personal memorial to these sleeping angels, I placed windblown toys back on headstones, setting floral arrangements that had blown over, upright and trying to be a quiet caretaker even if it were only for a few moments. Having someone you love leave this world without you is hard enough on a heart but to lose a child, a baby with so few memories and moments to sustain for your remaining life, to comfort you until you are together again in another time and place, I can’t think there is much more that could equal that sadness. I could feel the tears that had fallen on the ground that I was walking on today.