Saturday, October 18, 2008

Photo Hunt -- Family and a Melancholy Moment

My choice for this week's theme is simply my kitchen cupboard --- dishes to serve twelve --- enough to feed a family.



This week's theme FAMILY ended up making me a bit melancholy.

Oh, not because I can't find pictures to fit the theme. I have hundreds of pictures of family. Years of times we were together to celebrate or to mourn.

There are family reunions from hubby side and from my side. There are pictures of us with our children and grandchildren in almost nice, almost neat rows with almost everyone smiling for the camera. There are pictures of people gathered around the table serving themselves huge helpings of food, or playing games, or watching games on TV. I have lots of pictures of family.

What has made me depressed is that I haven't seen any of this family since July, and three months is a long time to go with getting hugs from grandchildren or listening to the laughter of adult children as they relive their youth. It's hard for us all to get together and browsing through all those pictures has made me miss my family so much. That is why this weeks theme has sadden my spirit.

But I rallied and came up with some photo ideas that I could possibly take that would fit the theme, but not necessarily be of people. I thought about a family of animals, or a bunch of shoes at the front door, or several bikes of various sizes but alas, I don't have any of those things here at my home for two on a very quiet street with neighbors that are newly wed without children, single, or like me and beyond children at home. :sigh: That's when I glanced over and saw what I needed to have for my photo hunt picture. What I saw is what you just saw.

14 comments:

June said...

Nice take on the theme. I too felt a bit of melancholy when considering this photo hunt.,,my biological family is all but gone and I have relatively few pictures of them. Thanks for stopping by Spatter!

jams o donnell said...

A nice take on this week's theme. I'm sure it won't be long before you see your kids and grandchildren again! Happy Weekend

A. said...

I love your picture but know exactly how you feel. My two sons moved to Monte Carlo (as a couple of people guessed) 5/6 years ago now. all of us expected it to be for a year or two, but now the younger has married a French girl and will stay in the area. The older one seems settled too. I see them very infrequently, the last time being at my mother's funeral last April, and she was the last of the older generation. Very sad.

Frugal Grandma said...

Your photo this weeks reminds me what a spoiled Grandma I am - my grandkids are here almost everyday and dishes are always dirty.
I love your picture for this week's theme - what's a family get-together without yummy vittles. Hope those plates get put to use soon. Will you have a houseful for Thanksgiving?
Wishing you lots of kisses and hugs from your grandchildren this coming holiday season!

kouji haiku said...

indeed. suddenly felt melancholy as well for the same reason.

The Social Frog said...

I am sorry to hear you miss your family so much. I can relate, I have not seen most of mine since August and I don't know when the next time will be when I see them. Thanks for visiting my blog today:)

Alice Audey said...

You make me sad. I can so easily see a time in my life when I, too, will have more traces of my family than family itself. If fact, I've already been there - in the time before I had children.

2lives said...

I like your take, hope you'll get to see your family soon

-lissa

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Aww. Yeah, this week's theme had me sadder than the theme "Sad" a few weeks ago. I hope you get to be with your family soon.

I do like your dishes-- very colorful, too.

Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt today! I'm sorry the comment feature wasn't working-- it took me all day to fix it! :S It's finally fixed now!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful photo! I hope you get time with your family again soon.

marina said...

It sounds like you have a great family that sticks together! And that's the best part of it all.
I've added you to my new blogger friends! Can't wait to read more of your posts.
MuchaCostaRica

napaboaniya said...

Creative take for this week's theme. Wow~ Feeding a family of 12 must be quite some work. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I hope that soon you'll be able to spend quality time with the people close to your heart.

Losing Myself said...

I like your take on the family theme. There are times that I, too get sad from not seeing my family. Even you ;)