Tuesday, January 10, 2017

100 Prints Project #83 - The Blanket


14 weeks without a post and now a photo of a blanket?  Really?  Yes, really.  Last week, during a family vacation, it struck me as I looked at this blanket in the soft morning light, how much of my identity has become wrapped up in this fabric.  When I was in a nursing home for 3 weeks in 2014 after nearly losing my life and my left leg to sepsis, it was the only piece of home I had for those weeks.  It brought me warmth and comfort, it soaked up my tears in the middle of the long and dark nights, it wrapped me and my daughter up when she crawled into my hospital bed with me to watch youtube videos during visits - I could go on and on.  Even after I returned home, it continued to be attached to me.  I hurt my back in 2009 and can no longer sleep laying down in a bed so when I sleep in my recliner this is the fabric that keeps me warm and whose weight makes me feel less vulnerable as I sleep.  This photo reminds me that it's sometimes the simple and mundane things that are beautiful because of what they mean to you.  Do you have something similar that maybe only you find beautiful and photo worthy?  I would love to for you to share those things with me here.

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