Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Looking Back at Christmas

I have had a very restless night, everything seemed to cave in on me even watching TV last night didn't help Heartbeat was about foot and mouth and the loss of a prize herd built with love. It disturbed me, for although it was only a story, it has happened for real for a good many farmers. OK I am not a farmer nor have had any connection to farming of any kind. But peoples suffering affects me and in the middle of the night I can't rationalise it.

I looked again at the prompt for the 12th and thought about Christmases past. This again made me sad as I seemed to have lost all the sparkle that Christmases had when I was a child and also when John was still alive. So my page for this day reflects where I am at the moment in time.
I took a photo on the 12th of an oak leaf, brown and covered in frost and somehow it seemed appropriated
I made the background go from the brown of the leaf to a warm and welcoming red. from despair to hope.
Have I the faith to hope for a better future.
12th In the Bleak Mid Winter


Jimjams said...

A really beautiful, moving page Mary - love the photo and the colour gradation.
Last night's service was about hope: an infinitesimal speck of light in the darkness of despair, that gets brighter and bigger the more you reach towards it.
Sending you love JJ xx

Karen said...

A truely beautiful and poignant page Mary :)

Sending you lots of {{{hugs}}} xxx

Photographing Mom said...

Sending hugs and love your way, Mary.

Your page is beautifully done.

humel said...

Lovely, lovely page xx

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye