Love is letting go of the perfect picture. –Alain De Botton

I try to photograph my mother often, hoping to set these images of her in my mind forever. She is mostly good-natured and happy to see me or my sisters or other family and friends. She is well-cared for and safe and this room is her little home now. We do all we can to make her space warm and comfortable. Still, the visits often leave me with a deep sense of sadness. The simple truth is that I miss my mother. And having her here and not here at the same time breaks my heart.

The life and struggles of ordinary people inspire me to make realistic pictures like this one. 

Day 350

Day 350