Sunday, January 29, 2012

iPhoneography Mission #22: Through the Wires

It has been a terrible, difficult week. The sudden loss of my father-in-law....well, it changed everything. We've spent every day at the house, comforting my husband's step-mother and younger sister, and each other for we're all facing this terrible loss together. We've cried. We've laughed. We've remembered.

I find that I have an overwhelming need to be the strong one, to hold it together so that I can care for everyone else. I have had my moments of overwhelming grief, but most of them have been in private.

As I have gone through this horrible journey with my husband and his family, I have sought respite through photography. In the previous post, I showed the image of my father-in-law's empty chair, probably the most profound, physical proof that he is really gone. I have posted images to Flickr and have been warmed by the outpouring of sympathy and support.

I also completed this week's mission. Partly because I started before we received the tragic news. Partly because I needed distraction and to feel a sense of normality that is probably gone forever.

So, here are my submissions for this week's mission to "Create abstract compositions of electrical wires on a backdrop of sky" (though not all of them are necessarily abstract):

An Upward Glance at the World Above

The Arrival of Darkness as the Watchers Wait

Follow Us, For We Know the Way Home

A Spark, Electric, Then Gone

And Then the World Burned Down

Find Your Way Through For They Await Your Arrival

As I said, I found this mission to be at least a little therapeutic. And I needed to have that distraction just for a few moments.

I look forward to the next mission, for I think it will be part of what helps define my "new normal".


1 comment:

  1. These are all amazing images Nichole! I'm glad it was a bit of a distraction for you. I'm again so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through and it's so hard. Art will be healing for you, so keep at it! Love you! xo