A Daughter's Moment
Two women walk slowly as the Arizona sun casts morning shadows across the desert. The elder woman tucks her hand tightly around the arm of the other. Perhaps for balance. Perhaps for intimacy. Perhaps both. They speak softly, heads together as if sharing their deepest heartaches, richest stories, most coveted dreams.
They pause, listening, faces rapturous. One points to a little feathered body filling the skies with music. The younger one, her own face weathered, gingerly aims her camera, intent on photographing the moment. Determined to savor it forever.
Determined to savor it forever.
This movie, "Discovering the Music of Sky Island Basin," was created for, with, and in honor of the 86 year-old woman who has accompanied me through life. She is my inspiration. My role model. My mentor. My mother.
(Movie length: 5 minutes, 2 seconds. Music: "On Eagle's Wings" by Steve Hall.)
4/7/2013 03:34:10 am
What a wonderful tribute to your mother, Mary. This music/song was a perfect fit for your photos. Thanks so much for sharing.
Mary Ellen Miller
4/7/2013 08:18:02 am
What Bev said. Has your Mom seen this? I'm sure she will be elated with this absolutely stunning tribute to her. (The music WAS perfect: the "Wind Beneath My Wings" strand imbedded in the "On Eagle's Wing" - how fitting on every level.) Looking forward to the next fruits of your creative endeavors!
4/7/2013 01:26:59 pm
I certainly understand how you feel about your mother. Lovely video (and music) tribute.
4/8/2013 08:43:22 am
I am completely overwhelmed! Oh, Mary, you are so talented. I identified with almost all your birds--I know them well--It was like having a morning walk with you. And I'm so proud of the coyote eating our berries--it's a wonderful picture. I wanted to pet the precious bunny. Watching this wonderful movie was like having you right here with me. This is a masterpiece! I'm so proud--Mother
4/8/2013 01:09:23 pm
WOW! Deeply touching salute to your mother. What a gift you have for capturing the essence of nature. Love the music too. Mary you inspire me to keep pushing my edges as you model the same.
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