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Here is one Alfred's incredible images, and a story that wrote itself as a result. Like the photograph, the story is about a moment: fleeting, and powerful.
By Judith Cullen © 2013
Inspiration from a photograph by Alfred Hellstern
Some moments defy words. The ordinariness of “Hello” and “Goodbye” become lost in the deeper meaning of all the things unspoken.
“How is your life?”
|Photograph by Alfred Hellstern|
“It’s hard, wonderful, and I have no idea what will happen next.”
“I am still your friend.”
“I am scared.”
So many other words pass from one to the other: words that are not even consciously recognized or understood. The connection of a friendship of long duration, refreshed by nearness, makes the affection and caring sizzle through without the burden of words.
There is just the hug, and a moment that defies definition.