Communication is very hard to do well. We so often operate on the surface of things and rarely take the time or energy necessary to really listen. This lady is an Episcopal deacon and works a lot with terminally ill patients. She is trained to listen. She says that when a person is dying often the most helpful thing one can do is sit quietly and really hear what they have to say.
Coming back from Brunswick yesterday I passed by this old motel with the Newcastle Antiques sign leaning up against it. At first glance it was nothing much as a subject. However, looking through the viewfinder of my camera the building’s striking linearity coupled with the lush reeds in the foreground made me take this photograph.
Foreground, middleground, background is as simple as it gets.