Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Finest Photograph Ever Taken

Dad wasn't supposed to live this long.   For 42 years we'd been together at Christmas.   This would be the last one.

This is The Finest Photograph Ever Taken because it captures more than the moment it was snapped.    The bond that can only be forged in the passage of more than 4 decades of marriage is right there.   But even more than that this picture tells the future.   Dad accepted that he was dying and you can see his peace.   If you look closely though you can just see the tears welling in Mom's eyes.  She knew the loss that was coming.   We all did.

How many pictures do we have taken of us over the years?  Probably thousands.  How many of them capture our entire lives in a single moment?

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