Early in February I was at my desk at work when a woman was escorting her dad out the front door. I picked up my phone and snapped a quick photo of them walking away from me.
This touched my heart in so many ways, but mainly because I see not only a part of my own story, but that of so many of my peers. Aging parents who need a helping hand, some needing more help than others, and children stepping in to help, to be there to meet their needs.
Later on I downloaded an app on my phone called Sketch Guru, and used it to give the photo this water color sketch effect. Maybe that makes the whole situation look a bit friendlier, and it also gives some anonymity to the people in the photo. It’s like intentionally blurring an image.
Adjustments. I adjusted this image. The daughter in this image has adjusted her life to be able to help out more, to give that hand and that loving escort to her parents in this time of transition.