A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of AlmostThere. If you find yourself touched by a moment and would to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section.
OK this is my first “This Moment” and I’m already breaking the rules – it’s going to be so difficult for me to just let me pictures speak! I’ll always want to explain them away with my insufficient words! I promise to try harder next time, it’s just brevity isn’t really my thing….and neither is photography…
Anyway, my first moment is for darling Maisy – I found her at an adoption fair 13 years ago. When I went home for Christmas this year, I had to make the difficult decision to put Maisy down. She was riddled with cancer; she was slowly starving to death. As much as it pained my family to lose our beloved companion, it was the right thing to do for her. I snapped this photo the night before we took her to the vet. I was sitting on the sofa, quietly petting her ears. I was thinking about the choice I had made, feeling the heavy weight of it on my heart. It wasn’t until I looked at the picture later that I saw the real understanding in my little dog’s eyes – she knew my heart was heavy – and that’s what I captured, her looking at me, trying to share the burden.
Breaking the rules again – I have one more moment – a webcam snapshot of me writing This Moment.