Tag Archives: eyes

3rd November 2013 – photographs

Looking at them brings back memories of a happy day. They show us bright eyes, younger selves, the beauty of the moment. The months and years fall away as we reminisce. 

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31st October 2013 – trick or treat

They wear pyjamas and their faces are painted with ghoulish designs. They clutch their bags excitedly, their eager eyes lit by the glow of the smiling pumpkins in each window.

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24th October 2013 – scanner

I slide into it smoothly, its sides pinning my arms. Above me, two pale cream strip lights gleam, trying to be reassuring. A single dark scratch on the hard plastic surface hangs above my face. I close my eyes, hoping … Continue reading

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6th October 2013 – The Big Draw

Four pals sit side by side. They chatter together, one boy continuously brushing blonde curls out of his eyes. Their attention is focused on the Ferris wheels they’re drawing. Cross-legged and happy, their little faces glow. http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/

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2nd October 2013 – room

The furniture has been moved around for the first time in years. Tables that lined one wall now line another. Chairs have moved to the other side.  My eyes have grown accustomed to sliding over it, but now it grabs … Continue reading

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25th September 2013 – waiting

A small black and white face appears at the back window. Hopeful eyes scan the car park. Seeing only me, the dog slumps visibly, head sinking onto its front paws. Despondent, it must wait again.

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17th September 2013 – baby

He sits on his mother’s lap, facing out. Gazing around the room, fascinated, he fixates on a toy in the middle of the floor. As she rocks him from side to side, his head moves too, snaking in time with … Continue reading

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17th August 2013 – grandpa

He prods me with his walking stick. As I turn around, a broad grin fills his thin, ninety-three year old face. His eyes light up and his free arm comes out as I get up to give him the biggest … Continue reading

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4th July 2013 – friendly glance

I ask if she’s ok and she glances at me. She nods, a look of thanks and appreciation in her eyes.

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16th June 2013 – highlight

She sits, paws tucked under her for warmth, her eyes half closed against the light. As it falls on the white windowsill it is reflected up to highlight her pale chin. Her face is lit from underneath with an almost … Continue reading

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