Distant and Close by Alla Mirovskaya

A weird and uncomfortable sensation: I sense people who are much more distant from me, both physically and mentally, than my mother is, much more certainly. Our relationship explained to me a sad truth: being related doesn't guarantee being close. Too bad, I remember the situation has not been always the same. In my childhood we were close friends, but when I grew up, we had come to be more and more apart. I thought about whose fault it was, I recalled our disputes, I searched for a turning moment and finally came to realise that it doesn’t matter at all. What matters is that now I want it to change. I want to sense the warmth of her heart anew, like in my childhood, to look closer and get to know my present, mature mother. To fixate, to remember, to feel acutely the moments of the life that I treasure, which is primordially a source of my own. To discern her personal qualities of character, which make her who she is. Wise and not so wise, powerful and weak, young and mature, good and bad - anything she may be. My mom. Distant no more. Close... again.

Year: 2012
Photographed in: http://maps.google.ru/maps?hl=ru&ll=55.755944,37.547706&spn=0.778956,2.447205&sll=55.755944,37.547706&sspn=0.778956,2.447205&t=m&z=9
Camera used: Nikon D 7000, lens: Sigma for Nikon 24 Macro



6 Responses to “Distant and Close”

 

  1. mayeva says:

    Dear Alla,
    I am an editor of a magazine Civilization in Beijing, I like your photo and would live to publish them in the magazine I currently work for,please write back to me.

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