Friday, June 09, 2006

the circle of life

Tomorrow I'm putting on a shower with a friend of mine for a friends daughter who is having a baby. I can't believe this girl graduated from grammer school in the same class as my daughter Becca. Now they are both out of college...making a life of their own out in the world. There have been marriages of some of Becca's friends...and now there are babies. The circle of life...
With Fathers day approaching in a week...I thought this picture might be appropriate.

The baby hand in this picture is of a girl who has babies of her own now. She was the first baby to be born in my circle of friends. It's always been one of my favorite images that I've taken...even though it was taken many years ago.
I've added a few new links on my website to some of my altered trading cards and some chunky books I've been a part of and you'll find some other odds & ends stuff. Check it out if the muse moves you...


~jolene said...

Photography arouses such emotion in me... For a reason I cannot even articulate, your photo of the baby grasping a finger caused tears to well up.

A *simple* (some might say) snapshot...and yet an image captured that will remain in my heart.

Your 'gift' causes me to pause...reflect... I love that.

Anonymous said...

I loved the picture of the hands united. I just found out that I will be a grandmother for the first 6 months. I can not wait until I feel the tug of a small grasp. Your beautifully captured image awakens excitement in me for the coming event.

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful photo. Simple but powerful. Black and white just adds to its beauty. You should be proud of it.

BellaKarma said...

As a Disney ... and Tim Rice fan ... I love the images you used to interpret the lyrics to Circle of Life! :)

Anonymous said...

Your photo speaks a lot - the tender and helpless hand supported by Dad's hand. It is a great Father's Day pic.

I remember how special the event was when the first baby was born to one of my friends. My friend was only 19, and we all thought she was much too young! The rest of us were off starting our college years, and babies were still far into the future, according to our plans. I sure did love and spoil that little baby girl, though. Just like the baby in your pic, she is a mother today herself.

The Circle of Life seems to be moving faster, doesn't it?

Amanda A. Brooks said...

thought you might enjoy this article, angela. paul has reached 64. :)

Paul McCartney was just 24 when The Beatles first recorded their hit track "When I'm 64". Forty years on, and the former Beatle will finally find out the answers to the long list of questions contained in the song when he celebrates his birthday on Sunday.

Born in Liverpool in 1942, James Paul McCartney was still a teenager when he wrote the famous song, one of The Beatles' best-known, which was later included on the "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967.

Today he and drummer
Ringo Starr are the only living Beatles.

But McCartney's birthday celebrations are likely to be very different from the cosy but ordinary existence he imagined in the song, whose lyrics include the lines "we could rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear" and "you can knit a sweater by the fireside, Sunday mornings go for a ride".

McCartney's first wife, Linda, died of cancer in 1998 at the age of 56 after 29 years of marriage. And a month ago, he announced the end of his marriage to his second wife, Heather Mills, 38.

The singer-songwriter has not spoken about the details of the separation, although British journalists have not been so discreet.

Mills' lawyer recently announced that once the divorce is complete, his client plans to sue over allegations about her past life made in the tabloid press.

The British Daily Mirror newspaper said McCartney planned to celebrate his birthday on Sunday at his home in Peasmarsh in Sussex, southern England, with his two elder daughters, Stella, the renowned fashion designer, and Mary, a photographer.

The famously down-to-earth former Beatle is expected to take his usual place in front of the barbecue, accompanied by his son James, his adopted daughter Heather and his brother Mike.

Mills may also be there -- the tabloid reported that she hoped to be with her future ex-husband and their daughter, Bea, two, on fathers' day, which Britain celebrates on Sunday.

But McCartney, a major celebrity who has sold more than 400 million records and had more than 50 number ones, probably wouldn't have any problem affording the rent on that cottage in the Isle of Wight. His personal fortune is estimated at 825 million pounds (1.2 billion euros, 1.5 billion dollars).

Nonetheless, while he may not yet be losing his hair, McCartney does bear some resemblance to the figure he describes in his famous song.

He has three grandchildren, although unlike those in the song they are not called Vera, Chuck and Dave. And he has always lived a relatively simple life, in which "doing the garden, digging the weeds" would not be entirely out of place.

But the answer to the question "will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?" will, it seems, probably be no.

Anonymous said...

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