I had dozens of photographs in mind when I first started thinking about doing a post for International Women’s Day; but in the end I distilled my choices down to one single photograph; a white water lily as a symbol of life and love and also representative of the hope for peace in these violent times.
This Sunday is also Mother’s Day, at least where I come from, and, more to the point, where my mother comes from. It is a holiday fraught with danger for anyone who travels, because dates differ dramatically around the world. In 2013, Mother’s Day falls anywhere from February 10th (Norway) to December 22nd (Indonesia) which you have to admit is a pretty wide date range to grapple with. Without the gentle prompt of card-decked shop windows to remind you, this moveable holiday can sometime sneak by despite your best intentions. But not this year, Mum – look, I remembered and this post is for you.
This week’s theme is wide open for however you want to celebrate the woman or women in your life, or all women in general. A portrait, essay, something symbolic, or a place that reminds you of someone, like Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge which I’ve crossed many a time in the past with my mother by my side.
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