This is my Dad’s adopted sister, Bobbie.
She has lived a tumultuous life of pain, sorrow and heartache.
She has seen things no one should ever see and experienced things no one should ever experience.
Throughout her life, she searched for her birth mother.
A tiring quest that would get her hopes up only to have them crash.
Leads that would lead to dead ends.
Until a couple of weeks ago.
After 55 years of being apart, they found each other.
I asked Bobbie, ‘have you always felt like there’s been a part of you missing? That you’ve never been quite whole?’
And she replied, ‘yes, that’s exactly how I feel. I feel whole. I’m finally happy.’
Happy Mother’s Day
I met Jayne a few weeks ago and upon learning that she is a ballet dancer, I immediately asked her,
‘Can I please take your portrait?’
I have long had the dream of capturing a ballerina and meeting Jayne makes me believe even further that every person who crosses our path does so for a reason and purpose.
This is not the last you will be seeing of the beautiful and talented Jayne.
“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator.
Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.
On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred.
In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.
I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished.
I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known.
I keep on dancing then it is the eternal dance or creation.
The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy.
I keep on dancing…and dancing…and dancing.
Until there is only…the dance.”
These were taken at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.