This is one of my favorite photographs. The hands belong to a friend, who reluctantly agreed to pose for me. The image was used to fulfill an assignment for a photography class I was taking during art school.
After I developed the film in the university dark room, I cried.
I could have NEVER imagined the picture I was shooting would turn out so perfect. These beautiful hands mimicking the very shape of the tiny metal hearts cupped in the palms.
Funny how the universe will take opportunities to bestow upon us the most precious gifts. How lucky I was to have an incredible moment captured for all eternity.
And, here I am once again blessed with another gift... surrounded by beautiful souls who generously offer pieces of their heart by leaving comforting words and thoughful comments... all in an earnest effort to help mend my broken one.
" the love we give away is the only love we keep"
- elbert hubbard