Jul 20, 2014

28/52 and 29/52

A portrait of my children once a week for 2014
 
  More 52 projects here.

Jul 8, 2014

27/52

A portrait of my children once a week for 2014.

It was so warm last Sunday. We were at a friends house and we watched the farrier change the horses shoes.

 

Jun 29, 2014

26/52

A portrait of my children once a week for 2014

Romi - cheeky face and very busy feeding baby Suri her breakfast whilst simultaneously making me several cups of tea. (I love the pretend cooking phase)
Marlo- completely nailed Allegro in Suzuki book 1 at the end of term violin concert on Friday. So proud. Of course I got tears in my eyes. She looks so much like her dad when she is concentrating.
More 52 projects photos here. Past halfway now!

Jun 22, 2014

25/52

A portrait of my children once a week in 2014




Marlo- I feel like I am watching her face change as she grows... Seeing bits of both of us in her now.
Romi- always watching Marlo, wanting to copy, wanting to have and do exactly the same, not wanting to share her mother with anyone though. That's exhausting! 

More 52 projects here


Jun 20, 2014

Highly Evolved people.

You probably saw the clip of Richard Martinez, father of 20 year old Christopher Martinez who was killed in a mass shooting in the US last month. I don't think you could find anyone who could watch it without feeling some of his pain and anger as he spoke with rage about "irresponsible politicians and the NRA." It is difficult to watch but I think he sums up what a lot of people feel. "When will this madness end?" (I don't want to get into a mud slinging /America bashing thing here as we are hardly in a position to tut tut when look who we have as a Prime minster at the moment.) I know there are a lot of US citizens who are not pro gun and who are equally horrified at the level of gun deaths and mass shootings in the US.




However this post is not about that. It's about this man, Richard Martinez. He asked to meet with the father Peter Rodger of the alleged killer Elliot Rodger. They embraced, the talked they planned.


He said: 

"He's a father. I'm a father. He loved his son. I love my son. His son died . My son died." They plan to work together to make sure this doesn't happen again. 

This is such a magnificent example of how far ahead of the general population Richard Martinez is, as a human being, as father, as a man. To be this understanding, to be able to strip things back so much that you can see this for what it is. Two dead young men- I think that is so astounding. To be able to do that, so soon after it happened too. This is an example of humanity. This is a man who should be a role model. This is who we should look to as an example of how to behave, how to live our lives.  He didn't choose to blame or hate. He chose to embrace this man, this father who is also a victim. 

I don't think I could do that. I like to think that I could but if I am really honest.... I just don't know.