Monday, June 10, 2013

Remembering Fathers: Imagining the Future by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball

It's easy to remember our mother's, but sometimes our fathers, perhaps more distant, slip into the past. I loved this collection. Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball bring back those precious moments with fathers. In the images, you feel the silent memories and see glimpses of the fathers these daughters remember.

I particularly loved Carolyn short poem, “Remembered for His Smile.” It could have been about my father except he smoked cigars.

A line from “Father Earth” in Magdalena Ball's collection resonated with me, “it's hard to be a father these days.” It is hard to be a father, so it's especially important to take time to think about those important men in our lives.