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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Something You Made
It's hard to move past the news this weekend, but I noticed that some people were still posting their photo-a-day captures, and thought I might take a moment to jump in as well. In some ways I don't want to deal with the holiday season or daily life, because it feels wrong to continue as if nothing happened. On the other hand, it feels unfair to those who haven't died in "tragic" circumstances not to mourn them just as deeply. I think there is something to the argument that the media is sensationalizing this incident and perhaps encouraging a sick individual with this notoriety. Certainly being too close to the article shares and discussions hasn't helped me deal with the pain or the concerns that Newtown has brought forward. Although it is difficult, it may be that this season will help many find hope in the despair, peace for their anxiety, and eventually joy from this awful sadness. I certainly hope that the families and friends of those who were lost will find at least a small measure of comfort in the weeks ahead. My thoughts are with them.
My photo-a-day submission is a picture of "something I made" for a junior Latin convention entry in the textiles division. Appropriately for this time of year, it is a hand-drawn pattern of the Virgin and child, with the text of the first verse of "Adeste Fideles," the Latin version of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Completely designed and stitched by my fifteen-year-old self, hand-framed by my dad...so, something I made, something my father made, it's a two-for-one presentation.
This post is part of the December Photo a Day challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim. There's no pressure, you can join in or not at your leisure...but I'd love to see your take on the prompts! Join in via blog, Instagram, or Twitter, and use the hashtag #FMSPHOTOADAY.