It’s been a very busy and sad past few weeks here in Marmaland. After spending 12 days on the beautiful North Carolina coast I flew home to be at my dad’s bedside. He passed away on Tuesday August 14 (which also happens to be my wedding anniversary). May he rest in peace – he was a good man, a good dad and he will be missed by both my siblings and my mother – his wife of (almost) 66 years! (I can’t imagine…)
It’s been a sad and chaotic month (to say the least). During all this madness and sadness my computer crashed (the silver lining truly is that the extended warranty expires THIS month so I didn’t have to foot the more than $900 bill). While we were on vacation my sweet darling Cleo, my cat of 16 years, passed away. I went to the doctor while I was gone because (not surprisingly!) I had an infection and needed antibiotics. After hearing all of my woes he told me there was a Yiddish word for what I was experiencing: TSORIS meaning much trouble and suffering. Incidentally he handed me a prescription for Xanax for which I took two over the course of the past few weeks, I’m such a lightweight and didn’t really care for how it made me feel even if it was a welcome addition to my life when I was so stressed and tired I couldn’t even get any sleep.
I’ve been hurriedly playing catch up with outstanding orders and client inquiries and this week I am working on edits for clients photographed before I left for my vacation. I am finding that the best remedy for all the tsoris in my life has definitely been work, thankfully I have my work to help me heal.. I got back to shooting a week and a half ago and have a quick sneak peek from one of those sessions. The C Family is from Park Ridge and I was honored to photograph them at their beautiful home while their garden was still beautiful. Thank you Joyce and family for having me out and allowing me into your lives, it was wonderful getting to know all of you.
Thank you for allowing me into your lives to capture these gorgeous images for you.