Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Mother's Final Farewell

Every time I run across this image, time stops and for a moment, so does my heart. This young mother kisses her child who will succumb to hand, foot and mouth disease, in a hospital in Anhui Povence, China.

The image traps your spirit and you bounds you to her grief. The little details are heartbreaking: the grime on the weary mother's face, her grief stricken countenance, her shiny heart ring, her child reaching out his tiny hand to touch his mother . . .

Image: the Painful Goodbye

via: Fire Earth

How about you? Do you have an image that never fails to captivate you, to stop you in your tracks or elicit an emotional response? I'd love to see them Please share them in the comments.

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