A Reading of Old

“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”  Psalm 85:10

Hebrew ScrollHebrew Scroll

The image of the scroll was taken during a recent shoot for a Bat Mitzvah.  I paired a verse that I love from the Old Testament book of Psalms with the image of the scroll.  As the words photographed are in Hebrew I have no idea what they actually say, but felt an Old Testament verse would be appropriate to accompany the image.  I love the verse because it is beautiful and contains four words critical to overall happiness; words that I truly wish the world could live by.

Make a Wish

“Photo is a small voice, at best, but sometimes – just sometimes – one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought.”  

– W. Eugene Smith

Wishes for HappinessWishes for Happiness

Wishes for FaithfulnessWishes for Faithfulness

Wishes for LoveWishes of Love

Fly Away WishesFly Away Wishes

In the Victorian Language of Flowers the Dandelion represents faithfulness, happiness, and love’s oracle.  To little children, a dandelion is a fuzzy flower with the purpose of wishing upon, or maybe, a pretty flower to give to Mommy, whom they love so much.    I thought the above quote was a nice compliment to the images of dandelions because the images of the dandelions summon emotions and thoughts of childhood memories and wishes made, and remind of the hope of wishes to come.  Because just sometimes, wishes do come true.