Thursday, 15 July 2010
This photo was taken by me, of my first born girl Emmy "Emmanuelle"
She is growing up and embarking upon the beginning of a journey untrodden. Gilded moss gold leaf paths leading beyond the places I will be able to follow.
We worked together to make the photo speak of her soul.
She wanted it to seem as if she grew from the woods like a wildflower or the bracken or the lichen on a piece of bark. The woodlands are a part of her, have been always.
As a little girl she would make up magical stories about her woodland girl self.
Her eyes are forest green, her cheeks sprinkled with cinnamon, her hair wild as long grass in the breeze.
She carries the woodland poetry in her, weaves it out of her fingertips. Her smile releases a hundred butterflies.
Her second name is Jade. Green, earthy, translucent, precious Jade.
Emmanuelle, her first, means God with us.
Yes, this girl grown of soft soil and green mossy branches brings a little heaven with her too.