eternal embrace

skeleton embrace

today i came across the left image in a national geographic. i had seen the image before but for some reason it resonated with me more today. to see a mother hold close to her bosom her infant child, and the father clearly sheltering and embracing his little family…
the middle image is of a mother and her two children with their hands clasped together, and the image on the right is of two adults locked in an eternal embrace. hauntingly beautiful.

it reminded me that this is what matters most in life.
love.
and as we pass from this mortal life, it is this love and our relationships that we take with us, far beyond the bodies that remain in the earth…make every second meaningful.

here’s looking back at 2009

001

002

003

004

005

006

007

008

009

010

011

012

013

014

015

016

017

018

019

020

021

022

023

024

025

026

027

028

029

030

031

032

033

034

035

036

037

038

039

040

308

042

043

044

045

046

047

275

297

184

052

053

054

055

056

057

058

059

060

061

062

063

064

065

066

067

068

069

070

071

072

073

074

075

076

077

078

079

080

081

082

083

084

085

086

087

088

089

090

091

092

093

094

095

096

097

098

099

100

101

102

103

104

105

106

107

108

109

110

111

112

113

114

115

116

117

118

119

120

121

122

123

124

125

126

127

128

129

130

131

132

133

134

135

136

259

138

139

140

141

142

143

144

145

146

147

148

149

150

151

291

153

154

155

156

157

158

370

160 copy

161

162

163

164

165

166

167

168

340

342

171

172

173

174

175

350

378

179

345

181

182

183

184

185

186

187

366

189

you say goodbye, and i say hello.
goodbye to 2009 and hello to a gazillion incredible moments recorded on film. with this collection i wanted to shy away from the typical poster shots and focus more on the genuine moments, the honesty, the love, the quirkiness and human comedy, the beauty, the places, the stories…all from 2009.
i tried to not be repetitive nor redundant in which images made this collection, therefore not all my favorite images of 2009 were included in this post because they have most likely already been featured previously.
(and of course you are more than welcome to stick around and look at the other posts that i have done throughout the year…just keep in mind the majority of ’09’s postings are found on my older blog http://www.dustontodd.blogspot.com)

many thanks to you all.
2009 was incredible because of you.
…and looking forward to making new friends and memories with you of 2010!