Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday Photo Shoot: Love

Carly at Ellipsis hosts a photo meme called Monday Photo Shoot. Appropriately enough, this week's theme is Love.

I don't often participate, but the prompt got me thinking.

How do you photograph love? Hallmark cards come to mind: people kissing, hands entwined, sepia waifs holding flowers, sprinkles of hearts. All nice, all romantic. But on beyond that is something deeper, something quiet and subtle.

My work day ends at 11 PM, and in winter it means shoveling snow and scraping ice off my car in a freezing, dark parking lot, followed by a slow and treacherous 45 minute drive home.

This is where the love comes in. Though he gets home late and tired, my husband always plows our long, winding driveway through the woods for me, and he places markers at the edges that are hard to judge.

Best of all, he leaves me a crackling fire in the den. He's already in bed when I get home, so I have the fire and that warm corner of the sofa all to myself, a place to unwind and read until I'm relaxed enough to sleep.

I love that fire. I love being home. I love that sofa. I love reading late at night in the dark, warm silence. And I love, love, love that man.

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4 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Super beautiful...a gorgeous inspiring space!!

Scrabblequeen said...

Love it! What a lovely gesture of caring the plowing is, but the warm fire by your sitting/reading/unwinding spot is awesome!

Retired English Teacher said...

I think you captured the essence of 'love' in your photo and in your words. Yes, you have an awesome man who loves you.

A piece of news said...

I think that's a perfectly lovely photograph of love. It feels so good to look at.