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Morris David Taub (Montpellier, France) on 2 February 2020 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

8 June/juin 2015, in the building where my parents lived, Miami Beach Florida.

This was about 4:30 pm. Another day running around trying to help mother who was now living alone. She didn't understand what paying the monthly bills was about anymore. She thought things in the apartment just showed up by themselves, denying she bought them. It was sometimes funny, this new reality of hers. It was mostly sad. Dementia. An incredible thing to experience a person you knew your whole life slowly disappear.

The frequent trips to Miami Beach were slowly wearing me down. Jet lag was a killer. Dealing with all the paperwork like bills and maintenance. I was lucky to have my sister helping me. And there was the bank, lawyers, doctors, repairs in the apartment, was hard on everyone.

I tried to take it easy. Comfort food, a really good meal each night with a glass of wine to calm myself down at the end of each day. Just get through it. Wrote everything that needed to be done down. There were lots of lists. Post-it notes. Moleskin notebooks. Eventually a journal type thing for my phone and ipad.

NIKON D750 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 12800 20 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Je suis troublée par le fait que la photo soit à l'endroit (alors que, je suppose, il s'agit d'un autoportrait dans un miroir -même si je ne parviens pas à me repérer avec cet ascenseur-) ; la photo a été retournée ? Toujours très agréable de voir le visage des gens qui "exposent" ici.
Sur le fond, hélas, c'est la triste réalité de la vie que tous ces désagréments. Vieillir est parfois difficile, et pas forcément pour soi. La famille ou l'amitié, les plaisirs de la vie comme un bon repas et un bon verre de vin font partie des aides précieuses et qu'il ne faut pas négliger. Courage et plein de souhaits.
Et bonne journée !

2 Feb 2020 9:02am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice self portrait!
such beautiful frame, graphics, lights & reflections.

2 Feb 2020 10:45am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Well made selfie!

2 Feb 2020 1:06pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Beau traitement noir et blanc sur cet autoportrait !

2 Feb 2020 4:44pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

2 Feb 2020 5:34pm