Weekly Photo Challenge, Foreshadow

I haven’t done the weekly photo challenge before, but each week as I look through others’ work, I think: I should do one too. When I saw Foreshadow, I new immediately which photo I would use.

IMG_0764Right after my daughter’s graduation from college, in May 2012, we helped her load up four years worth of memories and belongings, and watched her drive away. She was determined to drive cross country (from Massachusetts to Washington state) on her own, her little car packed to the gills. As we were taking the final boxes down. I came up to her room and found her looking out across the campus she loved so much, and saying a silent goodbye. I quietly snapped this photo…

I knew as I watched her, in that quiet moment, that this was a foreshadow of many more goodbyes. She is a traveller, a child of the world, a woman with big dreams and deep passions. Four months later, she left for Israel to study for a year, and where she would decide to settle. She is currently in the process of immigrating to Israel; and, now when she is home, it is only to visit. Her home is there. I knew as I watched her, that she was saying goodbye to her world here, and I was beginning the difficult process of saying goodbye to her.

About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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25 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge, Foreshadow

  1. Mike Lince says:

    Quite a moving photo – I mean emotionally. No pun intended.


  2. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Poignant, wonderful photo, Dawn. And great interpretation of the challenge.


  3. A picture, a thousand words…..this photo is a perfect fit.


  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh, my, this one tugs on the heart strings. Releasing our children into the world is bittersweet indeed. Great pic choice!


  5. Patti Winker says:

    This picture, and your experience and insight, were touching. Excellent. I’m glad you decided to post this, Dawn. You definitely took the challenge word and made the interpretation personal. Thank you.


  6. From the bags to the look out the window, I think you’ve truly capture the essence of the challenge. Nice job, Dawn. 🙂


  7. Pam says:

    Lovely. A good-bye moment captured beautifully.


  8. Very well done. And what the other’s have already said: poignant, moving, speaks volumes.


  9. susanissima says:

    What a catch! This photo shows not only the leaving, but the strength of your daughter in the process. Her stance is firm, and there is a sense of resolution, laced with perhaps the tiniest bit of fear as she looks toward her future. This one’s a treasure.


  10. You captured it all very well. The leaving and the looking forward all at once.


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  12. Katalina4 says:

    Oh, tears sprang to my eyes…



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