This is a image I took of my husband and his sister’s boxer looking out the back patio glass doors at the house. It was a emotional shot for me and when I looked at it afterwards. It made me see how his life might be if I were gone and all he had was a lonely house and the dog—no one else that he was used to sharing his life with, or to help him along with his daily living. It was really introspective, and brought tears to my eyes. As you get older, or your health changes, your own mortality becomes more vivid in your thoughts. You know it’s coming-the eventuality of a life span’s end becomes more acutely perceivable and you can’t run away from it. It doesn’t work. So, things become a little clearer—-maybe it’s because we actually DO get some “smarts” as we age on the perception side, anyhow. This is where this image took me—sweet, touching, and a little saddened. As is.

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I love to share my photography and artwork with people, hoping they will see life from a little bit of a different angle than most folks~ I am in a wheelchair and from my perspective I feel like I see things that many others miss out on, even something as simple as the way the wind blows a dandelion seed across the ground. I try to pass this along. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • ezcat
    ezcatover 5 years ago

    I see and understand, very nice work there and I especially liked the discription. I relate. I wish you all the best!

  • Thanks so much, ezcat! I am happy to share the capture and my thoughts on what it meant to me.—Thanks for the understanding.—-Hugzzzz——Bea :D))XX

    – Bea Godbee

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 5 years ago

    I can relate to the thought behind the image – hang in there knowing your or he will not go a day before your time.

  • Thanks, Debbie!—It was just a profound, surreal, scene for me. Very thought provoking, as we both have disabilities—kind of a dejavoo thing.——Hugzzzz—-Bea :D))XXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • AngelArtiste
    AngelArtisteover 5 years ago

    I wish you all the best. A touching image. And I liek the vintage look—I actually thought it was an old postcardl

  • Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and compliment on the vintage look. I was, myself, awestruck when I looked at it!——Huggggggzzzzzz——Bea :D))XXXXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    I couldn’t resist viewing this one Bea………………
    Very heartfelt image and I love your words……………….
    BEAUTIFUL family……………BEAUTIFUL home……………
    hugs, Rosie xoxoxo

  • Thanks so greatly! I’m glad you enjoy it & understand my theme here. It is a realization for many families, not just ours—we just happen to have had the great opportunity to catch this great minute on film. It was overwhelming for me, and I had to make sure my hubby didn’t see me tear up. Rather prolific emotional capture. “Boss”,the boxer is fine! He’s a doll!—-Hugzzz—-Bea :D))XXXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldabout 5 years ago

    Hi there I looked at this photo and tears came. This is the sort of photo that really sticks in your mind, looking at the man (your hubby) and that gorgeous dog, staring thru the window really makes us think, as we get older…this is what it will be like when one of us goes froma family unit. God bless him, the dog and you. Wonderful emotional photo. I had to fav this. I wish you all the best, and the dog! warmest regards, Janine, from Australia.

  • Awwwwww, so sorry you came to tears, but, since it did me, also—I don’t blame ya. It’s a strong statement about the truths that we face as we get older every day. This gave me the perfect opportunity to express our world that we deal with emotionally every day—through our own eyes. Not a very comfortable subject for many. Thanks so much for viewing it and remarking on it! It means the world to me! God bless YOU!!!—-Hugzzz—-Bea :D))XXXXXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordabout 5 years ago

    This is just beautiful. I especially like what you wrote to go with the photo.

  • Thank you so very much! It is from the heart. We have been married 38 years this month and the visual moment was very emotional and I was lucky to have it come across in this image. Thank you so much for the favoring, also. I am so happy you came to see my photography.——Hugz—-Bea :D))XXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKING THE TOP TEN IN A PLACE TO CALL HOME GROUP’S LATEST CHALLENGE:HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!

  • OHHHHHHHH, LORI THANK YOU so VERY, VERY much!!! I am so honored! SO happy my work foud it’s impact felt. SUCH an important topic for me. GOD Bless You!—-Hugz—-Bea :D))XXXXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • bcwgodbee
    bcwgodbeealmost 5 years ago

    I like this one mom. Great Pic.

  • Thanks so VERY much, son! I’m glad you like it!—-Hugzzzzzzz—-Mom :D))XXXXXXX

    – Bea Godbee

  • Andrea  Thorpe
    Andrea Thorpeover 4 years ago

    awwwwww

  • Thank you. It’s heart-felt!——:)

    – Bea Godbee

  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
    SMOKEYDOGSOCKSalmost 4 years ago

    I SEE THIS IMAGE AND I SEE MY FATHER STANDING NEXT TO ONE OF MY WOLF HYBRIDS. HE, “TINY”, DAD LIVED IN OVERALLS JUST LIKE THESE. WHEN HE SOLD HIS SERVICE STATION, THE OVERSHIRT THAT SAID MOBIL ON IT, BUST BECAME A T SHIRT OVER THE OVERALLS. I DON’T THINK HE EVEN OWNED A REGULAR PAIR OF PANTS. BOB ;)

  • Thank you so much. Every time I look at this it evokes bitter-sweet memories and love in my heart. He’s my ROCK and my best fried, AND my heroe. I am happy it gave you memories to think about, too. It makes me feel very accomplished deep in my heart, Bob!—God Bless You——Bea :D)XX

    – Bea Godbee

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