Feb 272016
 
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In the walls, the ceiling, the floor, the very fabric of this space, a history that cannot be erased. Some of it stored as memories; individual, collective, known and unknown; some as photos; yet others as bumps, stains and marks, each one attached to a moment.

That history stopped in one sense at one moment – the moment home became just a number. And a reminder of things both happy and painful. Yet the moment after that one started a new history. A new set of actions and memories and living. For that we are glad.

For the rest it is almost too painful to bear.

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  4 Responses to “Reduced to a Number, Hahei – February 2016”

  1. Wow, Jenny. I love this. You have captured your sentiments so well in this image. In fact, I think you have captured the feelings we have all had at one stage or another and probably never been able to identify with much clarity. I often walk into our children’s rooms and feel exactly as you have described. They left; embodied in those rooms are paintings on walls, poems behind doors, school photos, letters from best friends pinned to boards. Reminders of the process of growing up, a diary of a childhood. They have all left these treasures at HOME. “Some of it stored as memories; individual, collective, known and unknown; some as photos; yet others as bumps, stains and marks, each one attached to a moment.” Not long from now we will also leave our family home. I will be sure to attempt a few images like this. So, thank you for reminding us about the importance of images like this.

  2. Bruce said it all, I also love this image. It says so much with so little, well done Jen.

  3. I can relate to the your post Jen and I echo both Bruce and Ferg. There are too many emotions I relate to to say more. Go well in the future and keep those memories in your head and heart. And if you get forgetful then just browse the images you have created. Go well

  4. It just seems to glow for me. The ghostly feel of the curtains hints at the spirit left behind

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