Friday, April 10, 2009

Story Behind the Picture - "Reach for the Moon"

On a frigid winter night, I pulled into our driveway, my two boys snug and warm in their car seats behind me. As I turned off the engine, Danny gasped when he saw the luminous full moon high above our neighbor's roof: "Mommy! Look at the moon! Can I hold it, please?"

This was a night I was grateful to have my camera in the car with me. I promised him that although I couldn't lift him high enough to hold the moon, I would indeed take a picture for all of us to keep. I snuck onto my neighbor's lawn for a better view and, with my telephoto lens, managed to capture "our" moon.

I created this collage to reflect the magic a child sees in the night sky, and the wonder that prompts him to want to hold that glorious full moon in his hands. We all have our dreams, but sometimes we need the imagination of a child to remind us of what they are.

4 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a beautiful touching story to go with your beautiful fine art photo. Thanks for sharing.

designing woman said...

Cute hands, great photo and great story.

Love, Mom

lisianblue said...

Michelle, this so great! Love that, Mommy can I hold the moon?
and you taking a picture so he can! What a wonderful mom and artist you are!
Kids do often help open our imaginations even more if we listen, and watch them.
Have a wonderful day!
How did your photo shoot go?
:)Kris

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

Oh that's a lovely story - the innocence of the child and the promises mothers give to their children.
See you again next week,
Jenjen

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