Megan and Anna, Karori, circa 1999

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Jan 262016
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Life is a funny old thing … In 1999 when I made this photo of our daughters cuddling in our bed one Sunday morning we had no idea what life would have in store for them. It is one of my most treasured photos of our girls. I go back to it often. I look into those eyes and expressions and I see two individuals that I know intimately, we were connected then and it is the same today. They are grown up now (19 and 21) and when I look into those beautiful eyes today there is no difference – those little people are in the big people too! In her 20th year Megan has earned an airfare to Australia, by working in a supermarket in Takaka whilst living in a tent. In Aus she earned a fare and spending money for 6 months in Europe. Megan has walked and cycled the Camino – across the north of Spain and down the length of Portugal and visited so many countries before and after. We will never know the full extent of her adventures. Anna has had her adventures too but that is a story for another day. On the eve of Megan’s return I am once again drawn to this photograph to reflect on the passage of life and how it has influenced the becoming of two very special women, of whom we are immensely proud. I am so glad I made this photograph and I so look forward to looking into one pair of those eyes again tomorrow. How will they have changed?

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  2 Responses to “Megan and Anna, Karori, circa 1999”

  1. Photos like these are so precious, Bruce. Thank you for sharing it here.

  2. I dont remember seeing this one before Bruce. Indeed very special and so much the girls to this day. So much light in their eyes. I am a very proud Nanna.

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