for my second mom with all my love

BettinaSchwarz

Joined October 2008

Artist's Description

today … we got the news …
the tests have come back …
and yes … we knew … we knew before the tests were done …
but now we have been told.
it is so.
the lump …
is
cancerous
and in a whirlwind of a moment life has changed – everything has changed – everything is upside down and inside out – the feelings are huge and profound and roll along like an avalanche – yet inside is an echoing, gaping hollow void, empty of anything! devoid and black, deafening with the silence yet a million voices scream and the mind chatter makes no rational sense … the mix-up and confusions … yet … somehow … everything is numb …
and
we look at each other, we look closely to see … do you look any different … do I? … can you see? …
… how strange … all looks the same … your hands, your hair, your skin … we look around … and everything is as we left it … all is still in place … just like just a few short moments ago … all is the same …
but we look at each other again …
meet each other’s gaze …

and …
in each other’s eyes we see … the whole world has changed …

PS it is a dear friend’s mum we are speaking about here, and both have grown to mean so much to me over the many years that our lives have touched … and so I tried to write … write for my friend

Featured in Art For charity 04.04.2009 What an honour!

All proceeds from sales of this image to be donated to Cancer Research UK

Canon EOS 450D 18-55mm kit lens

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