Friday, April 10, 2009

Days with My Father


I found a link to this beautiful photo essay on two different websites by photographer Phillip Toledano documenting the days with his 97 year-old father after his mother passed away. Even though the circumstances were different, it made me think about the passing of my own father almost twelve years ago.
In addition to being a very touching story I was fascinated with the presentation of the photo essay. If you nove your mouse to the bottom of a photo it will partially expose the next one. Click it to move forward. Or move to the top of the image to partially expose the previous one and click to go back. Thumbnails can be exposed by moving your mouse all the way to the left. You can also use your mouse normally to click to move through.
Get a box of tissues and click on over to watch. Then go and hug your parents if you are lucky enough to have them still with you.

4 comments:

uniquecommodities said...

poignant and touching photos

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's the empty green chair that got me. My father died 12 years ago also. My mother has been in and out of the hospital and rehab since the middle of January. Yes, we must take every opportunity to express love with those we care about. easy to ignore in the hustle and bustle of life,
Thanks for sharing this.

Tulip's Talking said...

In my awake dreams, I long for that kind of love and devotion.

What beautifilled people. I think dad still looked wonderful in a very interesting, long-lived and loved way.

Thank you

storybeader said...

it is beautiful, and touching... I got so wrapped up in what they were experiencing. Very talented writer, too.