Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sisters

My Aunt Maisy, 86, traveled up from Virginia to spend a couple of days with her sister Winnie, 92, this weekend. They just sat next to each other for long stretches of time, talking little. But Aunt Maisy touched her sister often, and every time she did, a smile flickered to life in Aunt Winnie's eyes.



18 comments:

  1. Lovely, Angella. I've been away being shellacked by someone I trusted and loved. This photo, and your entire blog give me such hope that the human race is basically good, and full of love. My grandmother and aunt lived to be 101 and 1/2 and 99, and they had a similar reunion/goodbye. It was a joy to watch such tenderness. xo.

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  2. There is no way to tell you how deeply this touches me.
    Thank-you.

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  3. those beautiful hands.
    i think we all turn to you, angella, to keep us rooted and attending to what's important. thank you for that.

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  4. That is about the most beautiful example of simplicity and power that I've seen in a while. Thank you for sharing it with us -- the photo, your words, the women --

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  5. And the Rosemary Clooney tune playing in the background (although I prefer the Linda Ronstadt/Bette Midler cover of this song). I hope that if I even make it to 92 I still have my sister and brothers around to smile at and with.

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  6. BTW, I see you changed your fonts. I like it.

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  7. I'm really amazed by this photo. The simplicity of this photograph, and the concentrated emotions and thoughts really stunned me.

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  8. That photograph and those words could not be any more beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing your special moments with us, Angela.
    The love between sisters... so very precious.
    Sending you love, my friend ~

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  9. This photograph is beautiful. I'm glad they got to visit with each other. words are sometimes unnecessary.

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  10. Beautiful. You have a fantastic eye for the camera really fantastic.
    xo

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  11. This picture says so much. Love it. Happy Easter!

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  12. For those of us who never saw family members reach these ages, there seems ever greater meaning in the photo and your words. What endures, the strength of ties. Yes, very beautiful. Thank you. xo

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  13. SIGH, DEEP SIGH, YOU MY DEAR WRITE SO ELOQENTLY AND SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU TOUCH MY HEART.

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