Galena's Doorway

A Journey in Middle Age, Menopause and ADHD

of innocence

March 5, 2018

First Love, Circa: 2012

The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

first love

blush a simple kiss
indelible innocence
a wrinkle in time


On composition: Not much more than a random photo of my son years ago with his first love, how I ended up with it I’m not quite sure, I actually love the grainy noise of this old outdated cellphone shot aesthetically but more so I love how the photo speaks on that universally experienced great divide, that instantaneous moment in time that splits innocence to coming of age.





February 27, 2018

Deserted and discarded
The moon never fails in its magic
Come rest your Bones

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“When we stop to really listen and see the world, we can detect the quiet in the chaos” Nirav Patel – Photographer