The Long Way Home

Utata: Where I Live
March 20, 2011, 9:47 AM
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"elegy" from the 'Where I Live" project

This photo is part of an essay project I participated in last week for Utata. We described where we live, either literally or figuratively. I’ve been unofficially working on the literal part  over the past winter – as literal as my interpretation of home would get — and I revised some of the entries from blog posts and used them as part of the photo series. Lately I live in a house of grief, and now, that’s just where I’m at. I know it might make some uncomfortable to read about or say something to me, and I’m learning to understand this. There have even been moments of joy these past few weeks – moments where I’m out with friends, where I laugh. And a sharp pang goes through me, knowing that my mother isn’t here anymore. So I continue to try to make sense of this or feel through it with photos and writing.

You can view the rest of “Homesick” here and the collective project here. Really great essays and moving photography.


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Thanks for sharing the link to your essay project, Lisa. It’s beautifully done and very inspiring. I admire how you’ve been making sense of your emotions and experiences in your art.


Comment by Cait

Thank you so much for reading, really! It’s been helping me to write about this. Some days I don’t feel like writing, but just ‘being.’ This is one way of making sense of it.


Comment by Lisa

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