Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heartstrings to the beings that jar us at every movement.
George Eliot, from Adam Bede
|Sophie and Henry, 2009|
|My father and I, 1964|
|Sophie and her father, 2002|
|Sophie and me, 1998|
|Grandma Josephine, me, Grandpa Michele, 1965|
|My mother and father, 2011|
I see strength in these faces ....ReplyDelete
Boy, you're not kidding, and what BEAUTIFUL likeness there is! Love that quote, you find the best quotes!ReplyDelete
These are all beautiful photographs, but I am particularly astounded by Grandma Josephine in relation to Sophie. Wow...those eyes.ReplyDelete
More tears. This brought more tears to me. Yeah. Too much beauty. How do we bear it?ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these personal photos. I sometimes look back into my boxes of family photos and find all sorts of connections. Even though my father was adopted, I still see expressions, memories, and love that remind me that we are forever bound as a family.ReplyDelete
thank you for igniting my heart this morning.ReplyDelete
you have a way...
That quote spoke to me...and the photos did as well.ReplyDelete
FASCINATING. And I adore that photo of your mom and dad : )ReplyDelete
The photos are fantastic, the family resemblance so striking, really wonderful.ReplyDelete
Your family is GORGEOUS. Um, hope this isn't weird for you to hear, but your dad is REALLY handsome (you've probably heard this before). I can see both you and your husband - and your forebears (what a fun word)- in your children. Isn't it wonderfully complex, this human BEing?ReplyDelete
I just love these.ReplyDelete
Exquisite -- the words and the photos really moved me.ReplyDelete
Those were strikingly beautiful.ReplyDelete
My mom used to make me dresses like the one you wore in 1967, with matching kerchiefs just like the one you wore! I think we are both born in 1964 -- or thereabouts?
Thank you for sharing these.
Certainly a clan of beautiful people, and it is sad in a way, to see the resemblences passed on down the lines. I guess this is a way for us to see our eternality. Photos of my ancesters show the black eyes (beyond brown!), some stupendous noses, and sturdy bodies. It facinates me to see how eyes hold so much information, even in a photo.ReplyDelete
I just spent some time with your blog. Beautiful and provocative and wonderful, as usual. Oh, and I love love love your profile pic. Obviously your beautiful children came through you!!! xoxo
That quote is so amazingly true and man do you guys ever look alike.ReplyDelete
as Leslie said - the concluding photo is ADORABLE.ReplyDelete
And the bonds and threads of different types through all the photos - yes.
Beautiful string of photographs. Glowing.ReplyDelete
The apple never falls far from the tree, particularly when it comes to beauty.ReplyDelete
What everyone said; these are marvelous images for me to sleep on. And now, I feel like I know your Dad even better. Lucky daughter. Lucky Dad.ReplyDelete
Not only can you see your family's resemblance through these photos, it's almost as though you can see Life passed as a baton through each of the generations. It's as though that force is strung through all of you, flowing. I'm not sure what it is about this particular compilation of photos, but something strikes me about them.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos!ReplyDelete
Stunning. Absolutely powerfully life force achingly stunning.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! I have a habit of looking for likeness in families and don't think I've ever seen stronger resemblances. Very nice blending with your husband as well. I think I would have recognized the photo of you in the tree without knowing it to be you.ReplyDelete
I feel you just shared something deeply personal with me. Those pictures are so beautiful and powerful. Thank you.ReplyDelete
i dont know why, but these photos have made me tear up and swell with emotion. the photos themselves are remarkable. The first one of your son and daughter just did me in!! you as a baby with your dad--- priceless. you as a girl in that tree?!?! omg, you are ADORABLE. Sophie is beautiful in every shot. Your family is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these images.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. You are reminding me that I want to scan some old family photos to share w/ extended family on facebook.ReplyDelete
Other half is adopted and family resemblances in my family just blow him away.
Just beautiful! what a treasuer to see all those faces, full of life and love.ReplyDelete
and yes...what strong family resemblance!!!
Adore this entire postReplyDelete
such a beautiful family. and you, gorgeous.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely series of family photos. I like the ones of you as a little girl.ReplyDelete
A beautiful post. I love family resemblances.ReplyDelete