She brings me delight on a daily basis. At seven, she is full of enthusiasm and incredible amounts of energy that leave me breathless. She can scowl with the best of them, but prefers to be overjoyed. She is independent and leaves me at the school door with barely a backward glance, but still hurls herself into my arms at the end of the day. On a recent Saturday, when my photo above was taken, she chose a trip to our local children's discovery museum which we used to visit weekly when she was a toddler. And just like when she was three or four, her hand reached up to mine as we walked toward the entrance.
I know the time is fast approaching when she will prefer not to spend whole afternoons with me, will not want to hold my hand, will begrudgingly hug me only when I ask. I don't want to stop time and keep her as she is now, but know I'll look back at these simpler times and hold them close.
Lindsey's similar shadow portrait of mother and daughter tugs at my heartstrings in much the same way. I love the angle and the profile and the sense of connection.
Thanks for sharing your shadow portraits this week!
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Long shadows of winter by Lindsey G (modchik)