Monday, December 27, 2010

Trying Again, Ceil























Trying Again.
Ceil.
Photography.

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about the photograph.
We are just beginning to "try again". No small feat of optimism and bravery 6 months after loss, 3 months after turning 43 with no other children. I was lying in bed the other day in a hopefully conception boosting shoulder stand when I noticed the way the light coming through the window seemed to be a ball of light, almost of energy, right between my legs (the center of the body is home to the "conception vessel" in Chinese medical energy pathways) and I snapped a photo. "Signs" like that help me feel like I'm on the right path. -Ceil

about the artist.
Ceil is among other things, a writer who seldom writes and now a mother who doesn't get to mother. She is riding the waves after the loss of her son Kai on his due date, in mid June.

10 comments:

  1. This can be interpreted so many ways. Wow. Yeah I'd take that as a sign too. Good luck!

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  2. Good Luck - hope this is your sign!

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  3. Ceil, I really love your work.

    Hoping with you.

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  4. I love this, it's something that I ever expected to see. I am wondering how you managed to photograph while holding a shoulder stand steadily. I hope you are on the right path too and your bravery is rewarded ASAP.

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  5. Oh wow. I remember doing just that and begging gravity to work. I so hope it works for you.

    BTW, you won the giveaway at my blog (http://www.landofbrokenhearts.blogspot.com) for the book They Were Still Born--I announced it but maybe you didn't see, and I didn't have another way to contact you. Shoot me an e-mail at virginiawilliams (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll get it out to you.

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  6. What an incredible shot, and yes I think we've all done this same pose. Just amazing.
    xo

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  7. I've postponed commenting because I can't seem to find the words for this piece. It touches me and is powerful. Expressive and vulnerable. Excellent portrayal of the..... this is where I get stuck... invasiveness of TTC again? the vulnerability? Anyway, I love it and thanks for sharing.

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  8. i totally love this, and have also done that shoulder stand! thanks for sharing. xo

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