IlloFriday-Aging

This theme hits close to home. I’ve been dealing with my parents’ aging and all it involves, over the past few years. My dad died of a stroke a year ago after a 3-year battle. This image may be a little “dark” because of that. Then again, I see some hope in it, you tell me.

Nevertheless I’m determined to contribute something positive to the dialog, thus I’d refer you to the header image of this blog. Up there☝.
I made it a few years ago with the idea of “aging” as inspiration although at the time it was an abstract concept. Not so these days.

10 thoughts on “IlloFriday-Aging”

  1. i think it’s wonderfull..
    the young and the older hands.. the wall disappearing in time, or so it looks… the light..

    the header image is indeed very hopefull…

    the aging theme is a theme about time… aging starts at the moment of conception… well…
    i still didn’t make my aging project…. it isn’t getting any easier..

  2. Very nicely done. I feel the little twinges of advancing age everyday, but when I begin to feel sorry for myself, all I have to do is pick up my granddaughter and I feel very much alive and young again. That’s the same feeling I get looking at your wonderful piece…and your delightful header.

  3. Thanks, Rick. I’m looking forward to being the “cool grandpa who takes me to soccer games and gives me crazy birthday cards” someday. It’s a few years off but worth staying healthy and in shape for.

  4. Thanks, Anonymous. I guess there are some elements of hope. I often surprise myself with what ends up in a piece. So many subliminal choices. That’s why I like collage.

  5. Thanks, Carolyn. The background hands actually belong to a dancer I photographed a while ago during a peace demonstration. I found them particularly expressive.

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