Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Month of Anniversaries

Now that June is over and I have a bit of time to reflect......I realized what a difficult month it has been. For me, it was a month of Anniversaries.

The most simple ones are the anniversary of my birth (50 years), my sons birth (14 years) and that of my marriage (20 years).

More subtle anniversaries were things like, it has been a year since my mom passed away. That made my big birthday very bittersweet, not having her there to share the day with me. The last time I heard her voice was on an answering machine last year when she called from the ICU to wish my son happy 13th birthday. I heard she really gave the nurses a hard time that day insisting that she be able to call. So Jackson's birthday also served this year as a reminder of her absence.

Other anniversaries were celebrated......it was 10 years ago, for my 40th birthday, that I returned to riding after a 27 year hiatus from horses. Along with that came my focus on photographing horses. And 7 years ago in June, I bought my first horse Tony. Tony has answered my childhood dream and been a great companion and teacher.

So, now that June has ended, I can finish reflecting on the past and move again towards the future which includes exhibitions of my work at the HITS Artists and Exhibitors Gala on July 24th. Culminating in the display of work on the HITS showgrounds in Saugerties, NY through mid August. In addition, my work will again this year be at Terry Lindsay's Equidae Gallery at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY from July 25th through September 1st. If you can get up to enjoy a race day be sure to stop by the gallery.

1 comment:

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Nice post Juliet. Welcome to July, the summer and your next 50 years,

Sheona