Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thematic Photographic #57 --- Distant

This week the Thematic Photographic over at Written, Inc. is distant. When I saw that I knew just the photo I wanted to post.

In February 2007 my son Scott was home for two weeks during his one-year deployment to Iraq. We spent a few days at one of our favorite places --- San Diego. Not only does this photo show Scott at a distance, but I got the feeling that his thoughts were far away, too. He wasn't looking forward to going back to Iraq. But, as I watched him, bathed in the warm light of the Pacific sunset, I sensed he was looking to the distant future... not too distant, but beyond Iraq.

As I write this, Scott is again in a very distant place --- on his way back from the Middle East, but this time on a ship. We are all looking forward to the not too distant future when he will be with us for a week! Woohoo!

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In God We Trust
Barb

10 comments:

g said...

Oh, that's a lovely one. How proud you must be. Keep him safe, and good luck to you.

Jama said...

What a lovely picture! I've been to San Diego in year 2001, hopefully I get another chance to go there again.

Vicki said...

Love the beach and this is a great photo! You must be very proud of your son!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

WOW your post just really touched me, thanks for sharing that very personal story, hope your distant comes sooner.

Shey said...

This is such a poignant capture of your son especially when you told us his story. I'm sure you're proud of him, as much as we are thankful for his service. :)

Heather said...

I think this is such a nicely balanced photo with the your son on one side and the bird on the other .... nice job :)

Heidi said...

This is a beautiful photo in many ways, Barb.

Praying for your son to be safe always.

Ida said...

Lovely scene.
Beautiful!

Happy weekend! :)

Beverly said...

A wonderful post of a wonderful son.

Carmi said...

Don't mind if I sniffle a little. You create beautiful art in every post, Barb. I'm so glad he's home.