Through the windows.
Girls, I seem to have inadvertently created a little series of images with a common thread. A series of you both, and occasionally me, gazing out of the windows of our Delhi apartment. Pauses in our days, wondering what’s going on and how things are on the other side. It’s May 2021, and sometimes I wonder with these blog posts if I should fill in the back story – the why and how and what? Or maybe be a better blogger, so the story is more complete.
But I take photos to hold memories tight, and I am sure when you are older just looking at these images will take you back to these Delhi days, without many words needed. The intensity of the covid situation here over this last 6 weeks of lockdown, and all the interweaving feelings we 3 have as we wait this time out will come back to you as you look at them.
And I hope, oh how I hope, that as you look at these in the future there will be a sense of relief too – that we came out the other side, battered maybe, but as a strong little unit, resilient and resourceful. I’m always proud of how you face up to, and talk through tough times when they hit us full force – please don’t bottle it up.
Look out of the windows, take in the moments, even the heavy ones, sit with them, don’t bury them, allow yourselves to feel all that they bring, and take steps forwards to the big world beyond them….
I love you, Mama, xxxx
This post is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words.
Go next to the wonderful artist, my fellow teen girl Mum, Jo Haycock, to read her post in our blog circle.