A rough week.

Last week I had to say goodbye to my Nanna who passed away while I was in Thailand. We were very close and I almost left Thailand the day after I arrived to be with her in hospital. She was ill but improved and we thought it would be fine for me to stay. Sadly she passed away though and last week was a tough week back here in Melbourne while we prepared for her funeral. It’s why there haven’t been any posts and why I”ve been a little quiet.

My Grandparents are getting quite old now and I feel lucky to have had them for this long. Many of my friends have lost their Grandparents already.

The night that she passed I stayed back in the hotel to wait for the inevitable phone call. After it happened I went down to the pool deck to sit quietly on my own and say goodbye. I was feeling depressed watching a storm cross the sky when a voice in my head told me to go get my camera. I always turn to my camera when I’m feeing down.

I decided to try and shoot the lighting. I’ve never tried it before and the view of the storm was perfect from where I was sitting.

After about 20 minutes shooting I reviewed the shots and this is what I found.

I like to think of it as Nanna saying goodbye, not in the literal sense but the way that we remember the influence a person has had on our lives and that upon touching on those memories we find a piece of them within ourselves.

I still love my Nanna and all that she gave to me and I’ll miss her forever.

 

8 thoughts on “A rough week.

  • May 1, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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    I’m very sorry for your loss friend. I know that feeling all to well. If you ever need to talk I’m happy to listen.

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  • May 2, 2018 at 8:03 am
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Your words & your actions & the lovely photograph are a fittting tribute to your Nanna.

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  • May 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm
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    Norman Mailer once described death as a form of amputation; your hand keeps reaching out for the part you feel is there but isn’t. Things keep up like this until you realize that most of the significant figures in your life are already dead. I think it is nature’s way of reconciling us to our mortality. Still, my condolences.

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  • May 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm
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    So very sorry to hear mate. Thats a beautiful pic, I’m sure she’d be proud.

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  • May 4, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    My sincere condolences Shannon, I literally cried reading this and as a spiritualist I can tell you she will be with you when you ned her just ask her and she will be there. All my love and prayers XXX

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  • May 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    so sorry for your loss time will help easy your pain some but your memories will help you more

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