An Image That Needs No Words!


This image to me needs no words it is so powerful in its meaning a widow and mother, a young son and an empty jacket, it is a form of post mortem photograph only without the body.

What gets to me is the look in the woman’s eyes it’s harsh like Steele almost, but her arm entwined with the empty sleeve is heartening and gives her a softness we don’t see in her eyes, one can imagine she has a lot of hate in her and as a single parent a lot to carry on her shoulders.

The little boy wearing his father’s hat and standing to attention his face so determined, maybe his last memory of his father was wearing that hat or one very like it and he is seeking to emulate him, his father the man that he would never meet again.


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