|Class of 1938|
I grew up in an era where communication between children and their parents was not as free flowing as it is now. In my house, this was even more exaggerated. You simply didn't talk, about personal things, with Mom or Dad.
How I wish that wasn't so but now I am using the old photographs of my Mother to have a conversation of sorts...a conversation I wish I had had but didn't.
I'm altering the images and incorporating the "dialogue" into the photograph. Questions I never dared ask...observations she probably wouldn't have been open to. My Mother died in 2002, and though I won't receive answers to my questions, this project is helping me forge a new relationship, in some ways, with a woman I really can't say I 'knew' all that well. That is a terribly sad thing to write but it is the truth.
Is there someone from your past that you wish you could talk to now? What would you ask them? Consider having a conversation with the past as a way of clarifying long held feelings. You may not be able to right old wrongs or resolve old differences but sometimes just writing it down can heal the soul.