Friday, June 6, 2008

Forgotten

I hate to bum anyone out on such a nice spring day, but the IF topic this week is "Forgotten", so this is what I have for it: When my dad died, my mother was completely lost. At the same time, I was reading many stories in which a person's name was a source of their power. It seemed to me that my mother had forgotten herself so much in her grief that she couldn't even remember her own true name, and so had lost her power and her identity. She doesn't physically look like this, but it was how I saw her mental state.

8 comments:

travelandsing.com said...

really beautiful and touching illustration and words

Connie said...

A very powerful image and lovely idea for this week's word.

studio lolo said...

Actually this is very moving. I often hear about that happening, especially when someone has been together for many, many years. It's like they need the other one in order to breathe. Excellent post.
I hope your mother has found peace in her heart, and comfort in her memories.

Uptown Girl said...

Beautiful work. Heartbreaking, alas...a tragic ending to a timeless love affair. Breathtaking.

Bella Sinclair said...

My father-in-law passed away from Alzheimer's recently, so your piece resonates with me deeply. Beautiful illustration. I hope your mother finds herself again soon.

johanna said...

that's a heartbreaking story :( very moving image

indigene said...

Black and white images evoke such strong emotions, and this piece does that. A beautiful and touching image!

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