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Monday, November 05, 2007

HS:MS Sad

This week over on Her Space : My Space they are focusing on emotions and todays prompt is Sad. They prompt you with one word and you translate it the best you can through your lens. Try hard as you can not to use a human face to reflect that emotion. For instance - Sad. A dying plant, a messy corner, mucky windows (we all have them at one point!).

As soon as I saw the prompt I knew what I wanted to do. My picture is of a road side memorial that I pass every day on my way to drop Georgia off at school. These roadside memorials are becoming a common sight here in Milton Keynes and I am sure it is the case everywhere else.

This one is a memorial to a motor cyclist aged 36 that was killed when he was hit by a car during September. I remember the evening clearly as I was on my way back to school for a PTA meeting and the road was closed. Whenever I see these by the roadside it makes me realise how precious life is. I am sure the motor cyclist never knew that would be his final ride. His children will grow up without their Father, and a Wife without her Husband. So next time you are driving past one of these memorials, think of how it would affect your family if you never came home from your journey.

So stay safe on the roads, particularly during the colder months.
Caz
x

12 comments:

amandamagpie said...

Wow, that is a very powerful interpretation, Caz, and certainly food for thought. Great shot. x

Lynsey said...

These are sad, the flowers are still out where DH's PA was killed.

maz said...

Caz, so moving. Sad indeed.

Sue Nicholson said...

Caz this just puts everything into perspective.

A very sad and indeed moving photo for todays prompt. Love that you also removed all trace of colour.

Life is certainly precious . . .Sue

Rachael said...

Great interpretation and very sad. Pete was knocked off his bike a couple of years ago but got away with just some broken bones but it always makes me think how lucky I am when I see one of these.x

Bex said...

very powerful hun - there are so many in MK now its scary but does make you stop and think.

Bambi said...

yes that is so sad.

SuzyB said...

Indeed a sad sight, I always heave a big sigh when I see spots like that, it certainly hits home.

Louise said...

This really sums up sad.

We're better at posting photos than posts on the scraplings thread aren't we Caz!

Chris said...

Totally sums up the word for today Caz... a very moving photo indeed!

etteY said...

great interpretation and very sad!

Jenga said...

Oh how sad. We have one near us that appears once a year on the anniversary of a similar accident. Makes me shed a tear every time I see it.