You have created a tremendously insightful and deeply moving cavalcade of images that allows us to see beyond what we remember, beyond what we actually experienced. You've taken us to that personal place you had through your eyes....and what a gift! Thank you! I do hope you publish more books, esp affordable ones for us retired teachers... (my fantasy is to be your archive assistant when you roam through your cabinets and boxes of history to create those future books)
Ironically I have just made an album of photos I took of my daughter with her newborn son during his first 2 days~just hours old, along with husband, 6 year old daughter, and 4 year old son. So precious, so sacred. Time stood still while we hovered quietly in reverent awe. One picture still stops my heart: while holding her son closely outstretched before her, smiling softly, my daughter is gently talking to him, greeting him, and through the blur of his newborn eyes and his acute hearing, he recognizes her voice, looks into her eyes and pure joy is seen on his face~ seeing his mother for the first time. It still makes me weep, as many of your photos brought tears to my eyes. And they are ours forever to experience again and again.
Sincerely from one photographer to another,