Published: Monday 4th of August 2003 11:48:09 AM
A very nice picture I'd like to crop a little more on the right side.
A little explanation for this photograph My grandfather battled with Parkinsons & Alzheimers for a good part of his latter years and was a very restless & wreckless creature, to say the least, as a result of this. He never accepted nor understood his deterioration and I think given my age, neither did I. We brought him this pointsetta as a Christmas gift and placed it in his line of sight, for he physically could not move at this point. I was 19 when I took this picture and made the choice then to capture this moment in this manner. The shot seems to me, now, to be quite peaceful in its appearance which may very well have been the opposite of the "reality" of the moment. Robert passed away a few weeks later and this was the last time I saw him. I am glad that I have this image.
O. Ariel Gonzalez
Im glad you can have this photo with you. Thanks for sharing it, and for sharing life.