"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Wandering Westward: Moments Of Intimacy

son and grandson.



Picture of my son, trimming the finger-nails of his own son, taken by my daughter-in-law 

10 responses

  1. Moved by the tenderness of the moment that you have captured.

    July 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    • It’s a beautifully captured moment but the credit for the photograph belongs to my daughter-in-law. I have just amended the post to acknowledge that!

      July 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  2. wow.

    July 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    • That’s exactly what I feel whenever I see my little grandson!

      July 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

  3. It’s a wonderful picture, J. And it speaks to the hearts of mothers and grandfathers in very specific ways.

    July 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    • Thanks Glynn. My son and grandson are touchingly close to each other. I think my daughter-in-law has brilliantly captured that intimacy and trust.

      July 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  4. Toffeeapple

    That made me catch my breath; beautiful.

    July 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    • My daughter-in-law captures these amazing shots, just using her i-Phone.

      July 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

      • Toffeeapple

        She is a clever girl.

        July 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        • Clever, charming and beautiful!

          July 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

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