Friday, September 10, 2010

Home and away

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Look who's standing on my desk (with a little help from her mom), and she's only four months old!
I have been spending many of the past nine days with these two.

We celebrated the eve of Rosh Hashana with relatives on the roof of their Tel Aviv apartment building.
I took a chance and took a picture of Naomi and Libby with only the light from the window and a little candlelight from the table.

Last night was our difficult parting, and today my beloved daughter and granddaughter are winging their way back to Australia (24 long hours of flying).
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As a way of getting close to them again, today I experimented with photographing their photo on my computer screen, adding Grandma Dina's reflection looking at the kids with love and longing.
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Sigh . . .
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I hope it will be good for James' Weekend Reflections.
Happy new year 5771 to you all.
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23 comments:

Reader Wil said...

It certainly is a great reflection of three generations. How lovely the baby is. I can understand very well how you feel missing them. I know the feeling. Best is to start working, that's what I had to do. I had to wash 10 sheets, 4 blankets, 3 duvets, pillow cases and that kept me busy!! We took many photos, so I put them all on Picasa. Dear Dina, I hope that you will soon feel a bit better in your daily routine.

Dina said...

Thanks Wil, I knew that you, being in a similar situation, would understand. But your advice can't be taken right now. From evening of Sept. 8 to evening of Sept. 11, no work is allowed. Rosh Hashana holy day, followed now by Shabbat.
But yes, I AM busy with the photo memories.

cieldequimper said...

This is brilliant Dina. I hope you'll get over their absence quickly.

Malyss said...

We're glad when they arrive, we're sad when they go.. that's life! But what I see is your own face in the face of your two beloved, so you're never very far one from each others..

Kate said...

Oh, Dina! What a beautiful child and daughter. I know that you will miss them a great deal, and I understand your joy when with them and sadness when they are gone so far away. I hope that you have found all kinds of ways to communicate with them in real time. The baby brings a broad smile to my face!!

Francisca said...

Your love shines through, Dina, in your lovely words and photos. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and yours!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very cute, seems full of life. Happy new year!

'Tsuki said...

Three generations of women on a picture... Great family shot : I like the fact that you are on the reflection and not your daughter and your grandaughter : it had a temporal effect I really enjoy.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Is she growing or not??? So sweet Dina. I bet you will miss her so bad when they go back..

Pietro said...

Dina, these are nice family shots. You have a beautiful daughter, and Libby is so sweet. I'm glad you spent joyful days with them.

andrea said...

i love this one on the pc .. when we are relax and happy so many good thing happened .. I m leaving tomorrow and going to denmark hope to be online in the house ..enjoy your day

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Your granddaughter is a real cutie-pie - such a lovely smile. You must be a very proud grandma.
Enjoy your weekend.☺

Robin said...

Beautiful photos, full of love.

I know you'll miss them terribly. At least these days there is skype and affordable international calls, not like it used to be. I often think of those who emigrated so long ago, what courage it must have taken to know that you'd like never see your loved ones again.

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VP said...

It's difficult for me to imagine close relatives a such distances. Here, at least in my family, everybody is often too close for too much time...

Kay said...

Oh Dina, Dina... this reflection absolutely brought tears to my eyes. How painful it is to see Naomi and Libby leave. It's amazing how strong Libby's little legs are already. It's hard to believe she's only 4 months old. Good gosh! She's going to be a wonder like her mama and grandma. The picture you created is a loving masterpiece. There's so much emotion captured and preserved. I need to send this post to Tiffany.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

A reflection on so many levels.

Shalom

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What great photos that someone in the futurewill look back on with great joy.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Hilda said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that they've gone. I always hate partings with family, which is also often in my case because all my siblings live in different countries. I hope you all get back together quite soon.

namaki said...

I like the last one with you on the side of the reflection ...

James said...

What neat reflection! The amount of places where reflections can be found amazes me.
You were right about the reflection on the table in my photo. :)

Sara said...

What a sweet baby! She looks so happy and I can see a strong family resemblance too, in her face.

Jew Wishes said...

Beautiful photos, so filled with wonderful memories for all of you.

I love your creative edge in the generational photo. I understand and empathize with your feelings and wistfulness...I have a son and his family in Japan...I don't get to see them but every two years or so.

Suzanne said...

Dina, This is one of your most meaningful photos yet. Just beautiful. Did you print this one out? You must miss them terribly, I pray that the memories grow more deeply within you each day and that soon, again, you will see them. Shalom dear friend.