Posts from the “Children” Category

Birth

Posted on May 23, 2014

Throughout my pregnancy and at incrementing levels I dwelled mostly on: a) trying to block the very thought of giving birth altogether b) mind-note-taking, nodding and/or cringing at friend’s birth experiences c) watching wide-eyed like, a million births from the show “The Midwives”–dread and tears of joy got me every time, high five to all the midwives out there! At 35 weeks, Aaron and I were told that my ‘fluid’ was low– ‘visceral’ is the word that comes to mind for all things pregnancy, there are: bags, membranes, cords, sacks, pockets all slimy and warm, homey and life sustaining. It turns out that my amniotic, ‘The main fluid’ yah, was lacking. So, am I leaking it or how does one lose it?? Holding my breath and tightening my thigh…

Fam·i·ly

Posted on February 26, 2014

Fam·i·ly  (noun) [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee]: a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children (probably the most complete definition you’ve ever heard. no not really). Most of us were born into a family, therefore ‘la familia’ could be the most conventional, recognizable, normal concept and hence reality, yet not all of us so marshmallowy fall into it ourselves. Oh no, some of us resisted the idea for years like being cautious of taking the wrong exit on the highway or like a visceral reaction you probably get when someone offers you heavy cream and you are lactose intolerant. Yet then it happens, that you give into it or are led into it, or it miraculously just IS. I have plenty of friends though, for whom having a family of…

Close up

Posted on May 16, 2013

A close-up [anything] generally makes us cringe, even if is not that close. Lack of personal space, a portrait, a look, even a word hinting to something too close to the truth could be enough to make us walk the other way.

Pores, lines, sweat, scars.

Humanness and vulnerability exposed for everyone to see, or so we fear.

But oh, so much beauty is in every individual!

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Magic

Posted on April 1, 2013

I hope I am not alone in thinking that children’s books are magic; that in nights of insomnia most of us would in fact, still turn the pages our our most cherished childhood picture book if we had it handy (clearly I don’t have kids, those who do  probably read their favorite childhood book every.single.day, twice). Yet we are so addicted to our phones, books have become so completely secondary, so maybe we wouldn’t… Anyways, I have been researching lots of children’s books lately because… I have always wanted to *and maaaybe because I don’t have an official job so I pretty much get to do what I have always wanted to do by divine default —an oxymoron, and just about the only way I…

the other photo

Posted on August 10, 2012

I like to take photos–labels, titles and captions don’t stick to me very well so I avoid using the *Ph* word as much as possible, it seems too serious, like for grow-ups. The photos bellow are part of a small project I have undertaken that involves photographing the lives of children, but  I can’t really go into the details of who, where or what yet. It is for a good cause though, I assure you. Sometimes I come across photos that I put on my ‘other’ pile, but to be honest, I like these weird, (sometimes) meaningless, unfocused photos. Although, I am aware you might not as much, so you are welcome to put them in your mind-trash if you wish. And no hard feelings.