departures and arrivals

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floating. lightly.1990. platinum-palladium print, 8x10in
This photograph was made as a part of the “Memory, Balance, Love” series from 1990. I go back to it, thinking of those who have gone, and those who are about to arrive. (for Karen, who I have never met, and for a child who I am about to meet.) Yes, it’s Memorial Day weekend, not Shopping Weekend! In a political environment where US presidential candidates toss patriotic dust at themselves in order to look bigger, brighter and butch, would it not be refreshing if we all just hunkered down for the weekend and meditated on war, life, loss and tragedy? Stay at home! Don’t drive and shop!