Some very sweet images this week, and I’m genuinely glad to see so many of you contented, but there must be angst, some “sturm und drang,” yes? The theme isn’t all rainbows and unicorns- this love business, as a salient hair band once averred, it “scars, it wounds and mars.” How we suture the injuries we sustain and those we inflict defines us more than any cleaving to cloying ideals.
Mags David’s photo of her sister’s memorial bench, and Eve’s vintage shot had a poignancy that I incline to. Sibling loss strikes me as terribly under-regarded, something imagined to be somehow more easily borne. Roseann Lloyd’s collection of elegiac poems titled “The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars” concerns her brother who disappeared while on a solo hike in the BWCA. It covers well a bleak, beautiful terrain.
So let’s stay with that not-so simple subject of “siblings” for next week. Send your unwatermarked, signature-less images by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m to tim @ perfectduluthday.com — 1000px at their largest dimension — along with title (if any), and URL of your website, Facebook page, Tumblr, or Flickr stream.
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