Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Gift

I was asked, yesterday, to send some photos of myself and my mother to NBC. Since camera crews were unavailable, they were considering just showing some still shots during our segment. Sitting at my desk at work, my options were limited, and I e-mailed Sally Ryan, the photographer that the New York Times sent to the house a few weeks ago.

I asked her if she had any photos that she was willing to share. She very kindly emailed back a few of them this morning, shots that I had never seen.

I fell in love with this one, immediately:



This photo captures perfectly what any day with my mother is like. I have always laughed with her, and even through some frustrating times now, and some occasional tears, we still laugh, like this, almost every single day.

I am most grateful to Sally Ryan for sending me these photos. This one, I will cherish forever, I am sure.


(Sally's website is under construction; I will most certainly link up to it when it is up & running.)

16 comments:

  1. My mother died when I was in my early 20's. I was never given one single photograph of her. I am now almost 60, and I still don't have a photograph of her. I would treasure a picture of my Mom.

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  2. wow, how could she NOT have shared that particular one when she first saw it! Wonderful photo of you two =)

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  3. AZ: Breaks my heart. Is there anyone anywhere that could have a copy made for you?!! I suppose you've tried that. I hope one comes to you someday. Soon.

    Nancy: I know, right?!! Sounded like Ms. Ryan had a busy (fascinating), with little time to go through the thousands of photos she takes for her jobs. It's a gem.

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  4. That is a beautiful photograph.
    <3

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  5. That is such a beautiful photo. I wish I had pics of my father and I.

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  6. The two of you are beautiful.

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  7. Oh, so nice! Lovely pic that one.

    Makes me say 'God bless and keep you both like that forever' :)

    Out of all the pictures of my parents ( most when attempting a photographic smile ), the one I love and treasure is a simple low quality pic I captured on the webcamera while on a video chat.

    There was a hearty laugh where they look and feel so happy together.

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  8. What a sweet picture.

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  9. This is a wonderful picture, Lori. Laughter like this is healing and so good for the soul! :-)

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  10. Brilliant shot exudes the love you both have for each other. Very cool indeed. I'll be watching on the 26th!! Laughter is precious isn't it.

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  11. Beautiful picture of both of you.

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  12. Thanks for your kind comment on my Christmas Passed post. That is a lovely photo of you and your mother.

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  13. That's a fabulous photo, any way you look at it.

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  14. Yes that is a wonderful photo! Amazing that if you hadn't asked you would never have known about it.

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